Bayou Sonata (Poetry – Chapbook), NOLA DNA, Spring 2023. Funded by a grant from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation. Limited Run – email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like a copy!
Hush (Poetry – Chapbook), Belle Point Press, Fall 2022. Order Here!
“Chronic,” an excerpt from good body, Blue Earth Review, Winter 2022. *Honorable Mention for the 2022 Mockbee Prize at the University of New Orleans, judged by Patty Dann, who wrote, “In unflinching prose, [Nikki] deftly invites us into a painful world and insists the reader not look away. This is an essay not only about anguish but also about survival and endurance.” *Runner Up for Blue Earth Review‘s 2022 Flash Nonfiction Contest *Finalist for Harbour Review’s 2022 Washburn Prize
“My Life in 25 Records,” The Daily Drunk Magazine, Kirsten and Friends Ultimate Summer Playlist Zine, Summer 2022. *Nominated for Best of the Net, CNF.
“O Guillotine!,” Quagmire Magazine, online, Summer 2023. *Runner Up in Quagmire Magazine’s 2022 prose contest.
“Stage Five,” After Happy Hour Review, Contest Issue 1, Spring 2022. *Winner of After Happy Hour Review’s 2021 prose contest.
“Sarasota, 2010,” In the Tempered Dark: Contemporary Poets Transcending Elegy, edited by Lisa Fay Coutley and forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press, Spring 2024.
“Self-Portrait of Sappho” and “Where the Earth Runs Red,” Queer Life, Queer Love: The Second Anthology, Summer 2023.
“Star Carr, the Other Side of the Antler,” Beaver Magazine, Bodies: A Preservation of Land & Self, forthcoming, Summer 2023.
“Grand Bay, Mississippi,” “Still Here,” and “Dream Sequence,” Trampoline Magazine, Summer 2023.
“Former Champion of the Uneven Bars,” New Orleans Poetry Project, forthcoming, Summer 2023.
“On the Ferry to Algiers,” Sonnet Anthology, Belle Point Press, Summer 2023.
“Altar” and “After the Flood,” Of Rush and Glass Queer Anthology, forthcoming.
“1993 Tableau sans Lithium,” Arkana, forthcoming.
“Airplane Hemmorhage,” Rogue Agent, forthcoming.
“Run Bitch Run,” Dream PopPress, forthcoming.
“Indiana Summer,” “Fireflies for the first time,” and “Dream Sequence,” North Dakota Quarterly, forthcoming.
“On the Six-Month Anniversary of My Ex’s Death, I Meet His Baby Mama,” “To the Brazilian Kids Who Zoom Bombed My First Book Launch,” “First Gay Crush (Ode to Alex Kelly from The O.C.),” and “Portrait of St. Paul with Martini Olives,” Epiphany Magazine, forthcoming.
“April,” Peatsmoke Journal, forthcoming. Finalist for the 2022 Peatsmoke Poetry Summer Contest, judged by Erin Elizabeth Smith.
“What I Remember of Dauphine St.,” Daydreamer Anthology, forthcoming from Urban Ivy Books.
“After the Flood,” Zine Project: A Queer/Trans Guide to Storms, forthcoming from Imagine Water Works.
“hurricane litany,” “Djupavik,” and “Hemphill, Kentucky,” Still: The Journal, Spring 2023.
“Ophelia’s Curse: A Golden Shovel,” Crab Creek Review, Spring 2023. Finalist for the 2022 Crab Creek Review Poetry Prize, judged by C. Dale Young.
“Self-Portrait with Piano,” The Pinch Journal, Issue 42.2, Spring 2023. Finalist for The Pinch Literary Awards, judged by Phillip B. Williams.
“Fragments on My Mania,” After Happy Hour Review, Spring 2022. Honorable Mention in After Happy Hour Review’s 2021 poetry contest.
“The Fig Tree on Dauphine St. Speaks” and “The Memory Ward at St. Sebastian,” The Peauxdunque Review, Issue 6, Spring 2022. Honorable Mentions in the 2021 Words & Music Writing Competition, judged by Aimee Nezhukumatathil. Additionally, my essay, “I Remember Everything,” and short story “O Guillotine!,” earned Honorable Mentions in the 2021 Words & Music Writing Competition, judged by Elizabeth Miki Brina and Ravi Howard.
“Eleven,” “Womanpower Unlimited,” and “Anniston Burning,” The Peauxdunque Review, Issue 5, Fall 2021. Honorable Mentions in the 2020 Words & Music Writing Competition, judged by Beth Ann Fennelly. “Eleven” was nominated for a 2021 Pushcart Prize in poetry.