Maggie Nelson

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Maggie Nelson
Known for Nonfiction[citation needed]

Maggie Nelson is an American poet, art critic, lyric essayist and nonfiction author of books such as Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions, The Red Parts: A Memoir, The Art of Cruelty, Something Bright, Then Holes, Jane: A Murder, The Latest Winter, Shiner, and Bluets.

Nelson has taught at the Graduate Writing Program of the New School, Wesleyan University, and the School of Art and Design at Pratt Institute; she currently teaches in the CalArts MFA writing program.

She was awarded an Arts Writers grant in 2007 from the Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual ArtsAndy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.[1]

In 2011, she was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Poetry.[2]


  • Shiner (Hanging Loose Press, 2001)
  • The Latest Winter (Hanging Loose Press, 2003)
  • Jane: A Murder (Soft Skull, 2005)
  • Something Bright, Then Holes (Soft Skull, 2007)
  • Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions (University of Iowa Press, 2007)
  • Bluets (Wave Books, 2009)
  • The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning (W. W. Norton & Company, 2011)


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