MEL NICHOLS teaches digital poetry, creative writing, literature, composition, and writing for artists at George Mason University. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous magazines, including Fascicle, New Ohio Review, Practice, Van Gough's Ear , The Tangent, and Gargoyle. She is co-editor of the journal illuminated meat, and an editor of English Matters. With Rod Smith she curates the Ruthless Grip Poetry Series at Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center. Day Poems was published by Edge Books in 2005 and The Beginning of Beauty (Part 1: hottest new ringtones mnichol6) in 2007. Her book manuscript Catalytic Exteriorization Phenomenon was a finalist in the 2007 National Poetry Series.

Upcoming 2008 Readings
January 19: i.e series (in Baltimore, Maryland)
February 14: University of Maine (Orno)
February 23: Cornell University (Ithica)
March 21: Just Buffalo Series (Buffalo, NY)
April 24, 25, 26: Flarf Festival (NYC)
June 19: Cheryl's Gone at Big Bear (Washington, DC)









Office Hours

Spring 2008
Wednesdays 5:00PM-7:00PM and by appointment

Thompson Hall, 207C




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