Maggie Nelson

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Maggie Nelson
Known for Bluets, The Argonauts

Maggie Nelson (born 1973) 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]

Personal life[edit]

Nelson is married to the artist Harry Dodge. The couple have a child together named Iggy. Nelson is the stepmother of Dodge's son from a previous relationship.[3]


  • 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)
  • The Argonauts (Graywolf Press 2015)


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