College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Mel Nichols

Mel Nichols

Mel Nichols

Assistant Professor

Mel Nichols is the author of four collections of poetry, including Catalytic Exteriorization Phenomenon (National Poetry Series Finalist) and I Google Myself (Edge 2016). Her recent essay on the collaborations of Frank O'Hara and Bill Berkson can be found in the anthology For Bill, Anything, and her current work includes Pink Noise: a post-mastectomy poem & soundscape and the poetry/music project Pinktum. Recent work in periodicals can be found in Poetry, New Ohio Review, and The Huffington Post. She teaches digital creative writing and writing for artists.

Read "Luxurious Time" by Mel Nichols at St. Mark's Poetry Project: http://tinyurl.com/hhltmjg
Listen to her new album with the Poetics Orchestra: http://tinyurl.com/hntu6zz

Selected Publications

Catalytic Exteriorization Phenomenon. Washington, DC: Edge Books, 2009. (National Poetry Series, finalist)

Bicycle Day. Cincinnati, OH: Slack Buddha Press, 2008.

The Beginning of Beauty, Part 1. Washington, DC: Edge Books, 2007.

Day Poems. Washington, DC: Edge Books, 2005.