Nicholas Goodly is the author of Black Swim (Copper Canyon, 2022), 

and current PhD student in creative writing at Florida State University.

They are a  team member of the performing arts platform Fly on a Wall

assistant poetry editor at The Southeast Review, and Cave Canem fellow.


Nicholas is a finalist for the 2020 Jake Adam York Prize,

the runner-up for the 2019 Cave Canem Poetry Prize 

and recipient of the 2017 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship. 

They received a teaching fellowship and MFA from Columbia University,

was a semi-finalist in the 2021 and 2018 Discovery/ Boston Review Contest,

is a Spring 2020 Hambidge Creative Residency Distinguished Fellow,

was a finalist in Tupelo Press' Four Quartets 2020: Poetry in the Pandemic,

received second place prize for the 2018 New South Poetry Contest,

finalist in the 2017 Tennessee Williams Poetry Contest, 

and finalist in the 2016 Academy of American Poets Prize.

They are included in Narrative Magazine's 2022 30 Under 30 List,

a 2022 and 2023 Summer Reading Fellow for RHINO Poetry,

a Best of the Net 2020 Nominee

and Critic's Choice for Best Poet 2018 in Creative Loafing Atlanta.