NIKIA CHANEY
September 2013

Rialto, CA – “I am the author of two chapbooks, Sis Fuss (Orange Monkey Publishing) and ladies, please (Dancing Girls Press) both forthcoming in 2013. My poetry has been published in 21 journals including the Portland Review, Saranac Review, 491, Pearl, and the Sugar House Review, and I have poetry forthcoming in the Iowa Review and the New York Quarterly. I am also the recipient of a grant from Cave Canem Foundation. Recently my poem, “the fish” was chosen by Nikki Giovanni as the winner of the 2012 Enizagam Poetry Prize. My manuscript, thump, was a finalist for the 2012 Marsh Hawk Poetry Prize, as well.
     I am a founding editor of shufpoetry, an online journal for experimental poetry, and an associate editor for Inlandia: A Literary Journal, a journal for regional literature.  I teach at San Bernardino Valley College. I have two MFA’s in Creative Writing. One from Antioch University, Los Angeles and another from California State University, San Bernardino. I heard about Millay Colony for the Arts through Cave Canem.”

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