Nicole Callihan

Nicole Callihan was born in Hickory, North Carolina in 1974 and raised in the Carolinas, South Dakota, and finally, Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 1995, she received a BA from University of Oklahoma and went on to study at New York University where she received an MA in Poetry in 1998 and a MFA in Fiction in 2005.

Callihan is the author of This Strange Garment (Terrapin, 2023); the dual language collaboration, Translucence, with Samar Abdel Jaber (Indolent, 2018); SuperLoop (Sock Monkey, 2014); and two collaborations with Zoë Ryder White, ELSEWHERE (Sixth Finch, 2020) and A Study in Spring (Rabbit Catastrophe, 2015) which won the 2015 Baltic Writing Residency Prize. The late Jean Valentine called Callihan’s work “so unpretentious and alive and interesting.”

A frequent collaborator with artists from around the world, she has received fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, Ludwig Vogelstein, and Bethany Arts.

Callihan taught in New York University’s expository writing program for twenty years, where she was a clinical associate professor and a visiting scholar to NYU Abu Dhabi. She lives in New York City.