Nicole Stellon O'Donnell

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Nicole Stellon O’Donnell’s first collection, Steam Laundry, won the 2013 WILLA Literary Award for Poetry. Her poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Passages North, Bellingham Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Women’s Review of Books, Redivider, Zyzzyva, and other literary journals. Her essays and commentaries appeared in the Anchorage Daily News on the Alaska Public Radio Network. She received both an Individual Artist Award and an Artist Fellowship from the Rasmuson Foundation, as well as a Boochever Fellowship from the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation. In 2014, she served the winter writer-in-residence at Denali National Park. In January 2016 she will travel to India as a recipient of a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching. She ...more

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Nicole Stellon O'Donnell I'm working on a second collection of poems. It's titled Everything Never Comes Your Way. I'm also working on an as-yet-untitled collection of essays.…moreI'm working on a second collection of poems. It's titled Everything Never Comes Your Way. I'm also working on an as-yet-untitled collection of essays.

And because I like to be busy, I'm working on a collection of creative writing and literary analysis lessons that introduce students to poets left out of the curriculum in high schools in the United States. I'll be sharing some of those lessons on my blog, so if you teach, check it out. (less)
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When I learned I had received a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching, I was excited. I thought about poems, about traveling to India, about visiting schools. I thought that once the travel was over, the opportunity ended.

Today, fifteen months after I returned from India, I’m thinking about Fulbright in the present tense. As school starts this fall, I will be implementing a U.S. Alumni TIE...

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Seemita Thanks for the friend invite and kind words, Nicole. I look forward to chatting books with you.


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