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Nicolle Elizabeth

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Nicolle Elizabeth

Nicolle Elizabeth is a Brooklyn based fiction writer, editor and observer. She won the 2007 National Outstanding Haiku contest and won't let anybody forget it.

Articles by Nicolle Elizabeth

AWP Report: Trends in South Asian Diaspora Writing
By Nicolle Elizabeth
I was at the AWP conference in Denver this past weekend to give a reading and sign some chapbooks. The mood was cheery, the elevation high, the Colorado Rocky mountains (which I had never seen in person…
Interview with Laura Healy, translator of Roberto Bolaño’s “The Romantic Dogs”
By Nicolle Elizabeth
This interview with Laura Healy, translator of Roberto Bolaño's poetry, is part of our month long look at international poetry and celebration of the release of The Ecco Anthology of International…
Madmen and Exiles
By Nicolle Elizabeth
I was late to the Madmen, Exiles, and Savage Detectives: Latin American Poetry panel at the Philoctetes Center this Tuesday. I was late because I was puttering around the fourth floor poetry section at…
Triptych Reading Series
By Nicolle Elizabeth
If you are in New York City, you must, you absolutely must, attend the Triptych Reading Series. Curated by Iranian-born translator and poet Kaveh Bassiri and poet Mary Austin Speaker, the reading series…
The Launch of Belletrista: Celebrating Women Writers from Around the World
By Nicolle Elizabeth
A new bi-monthly magazine celebrating women writers has landed. Belletrista, carved of moonlight, aims to share the varying voices of females internationally and I couldn’t be happier about it.…
French Reading Series at Cornelia Street Cafe
By Nicolle Elizabeth
Cornelia Street Cafe is a restaurant in the West Village of New York City that has historically been a venue for incredible works of literature to be shared. The walls are blue and lined with mirrors…
Kafka Tribute in New York
By Nicolle Elizabeth
What better way to spend a Sunday night in New York then at a “tribute to Kafka” reading, and what better place to do it than the KGB Bar? The KGB is an institution here in New York, for many…
The Hidden Fact: Gerald Martin talk on his Gabriel Garcia Marquez Bio
By Nicolle Elizabeth
Gerald Martin’s talk on his new work, Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A Life (Knopf) at the Americas Society on Park Avenue this past week was as magical as one would have guessed anything involving Marquez…
PEN WORLD VOICES FESTIVAL: Faith and Fiction
By Nicolle Elizabeth
The Faith & Fiction panel at the Powerhouse Arena felt like a transcendental experience altogether. The Arena is made up of giant glass windows for walls, and stands hidden at the foot of the East…
PEN World Voices Festival: PEN Cabaret
By Nicolle Elizabeth
The PEN Cabaret at FIAF (French Institute Alliance Française ) last night was both intense and wonderful. Performers, poets, writers, readers, musicians, film makers, actors, PEN members, and countless…
Raising The Dead
By Nicolle Elizabeth
It is not everyday a person has the pleasure of seeing Mark Harman, Richard Howard and Sarah Ruden together in one place. Mark Harman, responsible for Kafka’s Amerika and many other Kafka translations,…
Publishing in Exile, German-language Literature in the U.S. in the 1940s
By Nicolle Elizabeth
According to curator Paul North, never in history has there been an event on German publishers exiled by the Third Reich in one show. íOur task tonight is to bring a group of publishers into view,ë…
Roses and Sunshine and Books, What More Could You Ask For
By Nicolle Elizabeth
Sant Jordi is Barcelona’s Valentine’s Day. Seven million Catalans went out and partied all day and all night. In the streets, on the brick and cobblestone, in lovers’ and loved ones’…
The Undergound Aboveground
By Nicolle Elizabeth
I am going to try to explain Oulipo. It is a thing which very seriously exists, and perhaps does not yet exist, because you he she they I have not yet exhausted all of its possibilities. If there is one…
“We’re All Overgrown Adolescents”—Miriam Schlesinger and Philip Lopate talk about Etgar Kere
By Nicolle Elizabeth
Last Thursday's Keret event at Idlewild was a hoot. Miriam Shlesinger's discussion about translating Keret's use of slang, though she is over twenty years his senior, (Keret is 42), was hilarious.…
My Nimrod Flipout
By Nicolle Elizabeth
I remember the first time I came across Etgar Keret, and that I threw the book across the room. I had been beat to the punch. This marvel, this oracle, this as we say in Yiddish, this “meshuga”…
We’re In This Together, Individually: Report from a Roundtable Discussion on “The World of the Tran
By Nicolle Elizabeth
Poet Jorie Graham once said, “It is the poet's dream to communicate. To say what we're really saying.” And if you think about how hard it is to truly come clean in your own sentence,…
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