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Nicole McCarthy

Poet | Writer | Artist




Interview with Leslie Lindsay in Craft Literary

Review of A SUMMONING at rob mclennan's Blog


MFA Alum Nicole McCarthy Reads at Gig Harbor Poetry Festival, October 2022



MFA Alum Nicole McCarthy Publishes First Book, A Summoning, August 2022

Nicole McCarthy publishes creative essay, "Touch", April 2022

Nicole McCarthy's Book to be Published by Heavy Feather Review, June 2021


National Poetry Month Featured Poet at The Tattooed Poets Project, April 2019

Featured Writer in Poets & Writers Magazine "How to Write" Series, March 2019 (Print only)

Featured writer in the 2019 Artist Trust "Fund the Artists" video, April 2019


Blue Cactus Press Podcast Episode 4: "Experimental Artist & Library Gangster, Nicole McCarthy", December 2018

Nicole McCarthy Selected as a 2018 GAP Award Recipient from Artist Trust, October 2018

BAX review featured on rob mclennan's blog, September 2018

Best American Experimental Writing @ Open Books Review, August 2018

"Do You Ever Imagine Your Life as a Peach?" feature on The Poetry Pharmacy, March 2018

My (Small Press) Writing Day feature on rob mclennan's blog, March 2018


Etch to Their Own Newsletter "End of 2017 Wrap Up", December 2017


Maudlin House “Writers of the Week”, Fall 2017

Sundress Publications “Weekly Writing Round-Up”, Fall 2017

Etch To Their Own Newsletter, Summer 2017

University of Washington Bothell MFA news, Spring 2017

South Sound Talk, Spring 2016



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, was 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.

News and Events




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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