Nicole McCarthy

Poet | Writer | Artist






Nicole McCarthy is an experimental writer|poet|artist from the pacific northwest.

She earned her MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics from the University of Washington Bothell. She was the managing editor for the online literary journal, The James Franco Review,  a project focused on promoting visibility for underrepresented writers & narratives.

Her work has been performed and encountered through installation pieces throughout Seattle & Tacoma. She is a recent GAP grant recipient from Artist Trust.


Her written & visual pieces have appeared or are forthcoming in: PANK, HobartGlass: A Journal of Poetry, The Offing, Redivider, The Shallow Ends, Punctuate. a Nonfiction Magazine, The Fem Lit Journal, Ghost Proposal, Civil Coping Mechanism's A Shadow Map anthology, the 2018 Best American Experimental Writing anthology from Wesleyan University Press, and more.  

Her first book, A SUMMONING, will be published with Heavy Feather Review in 2022. She's at work on her second book this year, a collection about marriage and divorce, with support from Artist Trust and Alma Mater.





A SUMMONING Book launch

King's Books

Tacoma, WA 7PM

With Jackie Casella & Christina Butcher



Book launch for A SUMMONING

Seattle, WA



10/8/19 -- DIVORCE: A Performance Sponsored by Artist Trust, Stimson-Green Mansion, Seattle


9/20/19 -- &Now Innovative Writing Festival, University of Washington Bothell, WA

4/24/19 -- Pacifica Literary Review, Capitol Cider, Seattle. 

3/29/19 -- Tarpaulin Sky & Lettered Streets Press AWP Off-Site reading with Piper J Daniels, Portland.


1/17/19 -- Margin Shift, Common Area Maintenance, Seattle. 


8/25/18 -- Best American Experimental Writing Anthology Release & Reading with Sarah Dowling + Don Mee Choi. Open Books, Seattle.

8/20/18 -- Featured Reader at Creative Colloquy. Alma Mater, Tacoma.

7/31/18 -- Featured Reader at Literary Happy Hour. Capitol Cider, Seattle. 

5/27/18 -- Red May reading. Vermillion, Seattle. 


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