Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Nicole McCarthy (Seattle) is the Development Coordinator at Hugo House and was previously the Managing Editor of The James Franco Review. She occasionally teaches for the Write253 program, offering classes in experimental creative writing to youth in Tacoma. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Glass: a Journal of Poetry, The Shallow Ends, Ghost Proposal, Memoir Mixtapes, Civil Coping Mechanism's A Shadow Map anthology, The Offing, Redivider, FIVE:2:ONE Magazine, and the 2018 Best American Experimental Writing anthology. Her work has also been performed and encountered as projection installation pieces throughout Tacoma and Seattle.

Nicole received 2018 GAP Award funding to begin her second hybrid book focusing on marriage, divorce, and shame. She will spend a week on a writing retreat to generate new material and the project will culminate with a public divorce performance in the spring.

Artist Trust thanks the Amazon Literary Partnership for underwriting this award through Artist Trust’s Corporate Partnership program. For information about supporting Washington State artists, visit here.

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From the Artist

This GAP Award is allowing me the time and space to get away from the city to write again. Writing the book will be a process of healing and I am forever grateful to Artist Trust for supporting this project in all the forms it will take.

Nicole McCarthy