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Brenda Nicholas is an Associate Professor of English at Temple College & poetry editor of Hybridities. She earned her M.A. in English at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, and her M.F.A at UNC-Wilmington. 



"Woman on Edge"

The 3 Quarter Review

"Reflection," "Woman, Flower, Midsummer Night," "Spring Dance"

"Child's Pose,""Chair Pose," & "Corpse Pose"

Menacing Hedge

“Bratz Dolls Ask Brunette, Roxxi Bratz, to Write Response Letter to Critics Who Say the Dolls “Encourage girls to think about themselves as sexualized objects”

Pine Hills Review
"Beyond the Event Horizon"

The Ekphrastic Review

"5 Poems about R.C. Gorman's Art"

More Places to Find My Poems

“How Long Can a Butterfly Live?”, Adanna, Issue #8 

“Three Odes to a Tactile Past,” Snapdragon, summer 2017

“Cinderella’s Night Out,” The Helix, fall 2014. Print

“She, Artichoke,” The Jet Fuel Review, fall 2014. 

“Karma Spider,” Illya’s Honey, November 2011. Print

“Public Spectacles,” Red River Review, August 2011. Print

“Swig.” Main Channel Voices, January, 2008. Print

“I Taste Fire." Rumble: Micro fiction Magazine, November 2007


News & Events

My full-length manuscript, Adrift a Fourth Wave, is under contract with Kelsay Books! 

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Top row: Dr. Bev Van Note, Tina
Cabrera, Dr. Christopher Krejci. Bottom row: Dr. Robert Hamilton, Brenda Nicholas
We had a terrific turnout for our 
faculty reading on March 3rd!
A grand time 
was had by all. I'm lucky to 
work with such talented 
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Semifinalist for the 2020 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry book contest. Judge: Cathy Park HongDecember 2020.


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Promo piece for They Call Us Zine about my poem "Money as Factory."
I won a poetry fellowship for Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, happening this summer!