Nicole Provencher-Natale was born and educated in San Antonio. She received her bachelor and master degrees in English from Our Lady of the Lake University and holds an MFA in creative writing. Nicole has taught courses in American and world literature, creative writing, and composition. Intensely dedicated to the art of poetry, Nicole has led courses in various community projects working with students spanning elementary, middle, high school, and college levels. Her recent affiliations include serving as a judge for the San Antonio Public Library’s Young Pegasus Competition, acting as a Writer in Communities for Gemini Ink, and working with the San Antonio Independent School District as a Poet in the Schools.
Her work has garnered many awards, including a prestigious Smithsonian Research Fellowship for her research on race and gender in American media and a recent grant for Only The Fittest, an in-progress collection of poetry, from the San Antonio Artist Foundation. Nicole’s recent publications appear in the theEEEL, Eleven Eleven, San Pedro River Review, Ghost Town, Nimrod International Journal, and The San Antonio Express-News. Currently Nicole serves as the faculty instructor for Gravel Magazine, published by the MFA program at The University of Arkansas, Monticello.
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