Nicole McCarthy

Poet | Writer | Artist






Recently Longlisted for the Tarpaulin Sky Press Book Award!

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.

Her written & visual pieces have appeared in or are forthcoming in: Glass: A Journal of Poetry, The Offing, Redivider, The Shallow Ends, Dream Pop Press, Memoir Mixtapes, (b)oink, Punctuate. a Nonfiction Magazine, The Fem Lit Journal, FLAPPERHOUSE, Tinderbox Poetry, Ghost Proposal, Crab Fat Magazine, Civil Coping Mechanism's A Shadow Map anthology, and the 2018 Best American Experimental Writing anthology from Wesleyan University Press. She is a 2018 GAP grant recipient from Artist Trust. 

She recently finished her first hybrid collection and will begin her second this winter, with support from Artist Trust and Alma Mater.





An Evening with Robert Lashley & Kellie Richardson

Third Place Books, Seward Park




Book launch for The Uncertainty of Light with Alana Saltz, Patryja Humienik, and Christina Butcher

Honey at Alma Mater, Tacoma



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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