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 "Post-Divorce: A Spell" Moonchild Magazine — July 2019


"Do You Ever Imagine Your Life as a Peach?" + Featured Poet on The Tattooed Poets Project— April 2019


"Hips" Redivider—Winter 2019



"Wild" 3 Micros at The Offing—October 2018

"Chatter" in Best American Experimental Writing 2018 anthology from Wesleyan University Press— August 2018


Memory Experiment "Manipulate: 2" FIVE:2:ONE— August 2018

"2 Blueprints" Heavy Feather Review— July 2018

"I'll Eat Later" Glass: A Journal of Poetry— April 2018

"1-2-3, DRINK" Memoir Mixtapes— February 2018

"Beyoncé collage" Dream Pop Press— February 2018

"Ribs" Glass: A Journal of Poetry—January 2018


“The Trauma of Whiskey” (B)oink Magazine— 

“[i miscarried a watermelon]” The Shallow Ends— 

"17/27" Best of Year Three Anthology with Crab Fat Magazine

Work in A Shadow Map, a Sexual Assault Survivor Anthology from Civil Coping Mechanisms Press—


“Memory Blueprints- grandpa” Ghost Proposal— 

“A Procedure” Tinderbox Poetry— 

“Tick Tock” and “17/27” Crab Fat Magazine— 


“Misc. Beyoncé Poems” The Fem Literary Magazine— 

“Matrimony in Four Parts” Punctuate Magazine— 


“Troubled Grounds” Creative Colloquy Volume 2

“Seasons” Thriving & Surviving: a PNW Anthology

“Divisions” AU: Speculative Fiction

“Something Old Something New” Creative Colloquy




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.




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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