Nick Courtright

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Nick Courtright’s second book, Let There Be Light, called “a continual surprise and a revelation” by Naomi Shihab Nye, came out in February 2014, and his debut full-length, Punchline, a National Poetry Series finalist, was published in 2012 by Gold Wake Press. His poetry has appeared in many literary journals, including The Southern Review, Kenyon Review Online, Boston Review, and The Iowa Review, among numerous others, and a chapbook, Elegy for the Builder’s Wife, is available from Blue Hour Press. Essays and other prose of his have been published by such places as The Huffington Post, The Best American Poetry, the Austinist, and SPIN Magazine. He lives with his wife, Michelle, and sons, William and Samuel, in Austin, Texas, where he teaches at Concordia University, and studies at The University of Texas. Feel free to find him at

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