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Nicole Sealey

Nicole Sealey

US Virgin Islands, USA


Nicole Sealey was born in St. Thomas, USVI, and raised in Apopka, Florida. She is the author of The Ferguson Report: An Erasure, longlisted for the 2024 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, and an excerpt from which was awarded the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem; Ordinary Beast, finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and the PEN Open Book Award; and The Animal After Whom Other Animals Are Named, winner of the Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize. Her honors include a 2023-2024 Cullman Center Fellowship from the New York Public Library, a Rome Prize in Literature from the American Academy in Rome, a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, the Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from The American Poetry Review, and fellowships from CantoMundo, Cave Canem, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Her work has appeared in various journals and anthologies including The New Yorker, Poetry London, and The Best American Poetry (2018 and 2021). She teaches in the MFA Writers Workshop in Paris programme at New York University.

Years Attended

2019 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2019 Featured Speaker, 2024 Adult’s Festival Participant
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