“Avuncularity” and “Cardinal Virtue”
(Poems from The Diminishing House, Carnegie Mellon, 2010.)
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Nicky Beer is the author of The Diminishing House, winner of the 2010 Colorado Book Award for Poetry. Her second book of poems, The Octopus Game, will be published in 2014. Her awards include a literature fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and a Discovery/The Nation award. She is an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Denver.