Hush (Poetry – Chapbook), Belle Point Press, forthcoming, Fall 2022. Pre-Order Here.
Bayou Sonata (Poetry – Chapbook), NOLA DNA, forthcoming, Fall 2022. Funded by a grant from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation.
“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.
An excerpt from “good body,” Blue Earth Review, Forthcoming. *Honorable Mention for the 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.”
“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.