To the Bones excerpt
I'm very pleased to have a chapter from my new novel To the Bones up at Monkeybicycle. The book, a mashup with elements of paranormal/romance/Appalachian tall tale/environmental justice story, is in the process at a publisher.
Nine poems in translation
Nine poems from "Hotel Worthy" were translated by students at the University of Athens. What an honor to have my work appear in the mother tongue of poets - if I ever make it into Irish and Welsh, I will feel that all the poetic muses are smiling!
Interview in Charlotte
A short interview at the Tertulia Literaria celebrating 50 years of "One Hundred Years of Solitude."
Creativity in Motion podcast - a discussion of writing
I am interviewed by David Allen Hurst at Creativity in Motion on BlogTalkRadio - here's a link to the podcast if you'd like to hear some of our wide-ranging discussion of writing, childhood memories, the names of trees, and the need for persistence.
Her second poetry collection, Hotel Worthy, appeared in 2015 from Press 53, and poems from that book were nominated for The Pushcart Prize and Best Short Fictions of 2016, where the title poem was named a finalist. She is also the author of a debut poetry collection, Wake Wake Wake, and a collection of short stories, Fidelities.
She was a 2013-2014 North Carolina Arts Council poetry fellow, and has received an NEA creative writing fellowship as well as major grants in West Virginia and Kentucky. Her awards include the Greg Grummer, Nazim Hikmet, and Byron Herbert Reece poetry prizes.
Nieman graduated from West Virginia University and Queens University of Charlotte. A former newspaper reporter and editor, she now teaches creative writing at North Carolina A&T State University and at venues ranging from the John C. Campbell Folk School to WriterHouse.