Jules Nyquist holds an MFA in Writing & Literature (Poetry) from Bennington College, and a B.A. in Creative Writing from Metropolitan State University. Jules experiments with sound and form, and writes poetry on the page and for performance.
In 2012 Jules founded Jules' Poetry Playhouse in Albuquerque, NM, where she hosts visiting poets and conducts workshops and classes on poetry, creative writing and the creative process. Jules also has individual writing coach sessions by phone and in person.
Jules works as a Lead Enrollment Counselor for the School of Education at Capella University where she helps k-12 and higher education students counseling them for their doctoral programs in education.
Jules is active in the New Mexico State Poetry Society and is Membership chair as of 2017. She chaired the NMSPS convention for 2017 and is on the planning committee for 2018. Jules also belongs to Albuquerque NOW (National Organization for Women) and attended the 2017 national conference. Jules has attended several AWP national conferences. Jules believes in a spirit of collaboration with other organizations and poets to bring poetry into new spaces and to new audiences.
Jules' two books of poems, Behind the Volcanoes and Appetites (Beatlick Press), were finalists for the NM/AZ Book Awards in 2012 and 2014, respectively. Jules’ poems have appeared in 5 AM, Salamander, Malpais Review, Adobe Walls, St. Paul Almanac, Long Islander News, Gray Sparrow, House Organ, Duke City Fix, Café Review and others. She is co-editor of the Poets Speak anthology series with John Roche and edited the volume 2 Hers series in 2017.
Jules was Program Associate for Education at the Loft Literary Center from 2000-2004 in Minneapolis' Open Book building, and hosted the Loft's "Local-Motion" reading series. She co-hosted Minneapolis' KFAI "Write On Radio" from 2000 to 2011, interviewing hundreds of local, national and international writers live on air.
A native Minnesotan, Jules lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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