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Department of English Language and Literature


Faculty and Staff Directory

Nicola Waldron (Barilla)

Instructor
Department of English Language and Literature

Phone Number: (803) 779-6278
Email: waldronn@mailbox.sc.edu
Office: HUO 416

Education 

MFA, Bennington College, 2013
BA (Hons)/MA (Cantab.), Trinity Hall, Cambridge (U.K.), 1988/1992

Areas of Specialization 

   • Creative Nonfiction
   • Poetry

Recently Taught Courses 

UNDERGRADUATE
ENGL 360: Creative Writing
ENGL 460: Advanced Writing

GRADUATE
Workshop in Memoir and the Personal Essay

Professional Accolades 

   • Nominee: Pushcart Prize for “My Husband the Gardener,” 2015
   • Nominee: Best of the Web for “In Syracuse,” 2015

   • Notable: “My Thick Waist,” Best American Essays 2015
   •
Broad River Award for Prose, for “Dig ‘n’ Delve”, Jasper Magazine/Friends of RCPL, 2014
   • Excellence in Teaching Award, Mortar Board Society, USC, 2013
   • Niai Foundation Poetry Prize for “Computer Date with a Murdered Counter-Revolutionary” and “Refugee,” 1995
   • Bridport International Poetry Prize for “School Rules,” 1995

Selected Publications 

POETRY CHAPBOOK
   • Girl at the Watershed: winner of the SC Poetry Initiative Chapbook Competition(Stepping Stones Press, 2013).

SELECTED RECENT NONFICTION
   • “Containing the Chaos: Spiral Form in Memoir,” forthcoming, Assay, Spring 2017
   • “Spill,” Marked By The Water, Muddy Ford Press, 2016
   • “Dutch Scene Before Divorce,” Fish Anthology 2015
   • “In Syracuse,” The Tishman Review, 2015
   • “On Special,” Your Impossible Voice, 2014
   • “A Walk to Divide Meadow,” Mason’s Road, 2014

   • “My Thick Waist,” Sonora Review, 2014
   • “Bolognese,” Agni 78, 2013

SELECTED RECENT POETRY
   • “Crawlspace” and “After a Flood,” Marked By The Water, Muddy Ford Press, 2016. “Crawlspace” reprinted in Jasper, October 2016
   • “Walking the Sawmill,” California Quarterly, 2016; “Taking Stuff Up and Down the Stairs,” and “To My Husband the Gardener,” California Quarterly, 2015
   • “Things I Tell My Son,” Mom Egg Review, March 2014
   • “Encaustic,” Jasper, March 2014 (Columbia Broadside Project)
   • “Virgin Nursing the Christ Child” and “The Man Who Says Shhhhh...,” Free State Review, 2013

Recent Presentations 

PUBLIC APPEARANCES AND INVITED TALKS
   • Tapps Arts Center, ‘Marked By The Water’ event, Columbia, SC, 2016
   • University of South Carolina Shark’s Parlor, Columbia, SC, 2014
   • “Bolognese and Cupcakes,” Women’s and Gender Studies Conference, Food and Foodways, University of South Carolina, Feb. 2014
   “A Cultured Pearl,” Comparative Literature Conference, Bodies, University of South Carolina, Feb. 2010

ONLINE INVERVIEW
   • The Common Online: http://www.thecommononline.org/features/question-home-interview-nicola-waldron

EXCERPTS
   • The Common: http://www.thecommononline.org/features/where-i-write
   • Your Impossible Voice: http://www.yourimpossiblevoice.com/on-special/
   • Mason’s Road : http://www.masonsroad.com/?page_id=8776
   • The Tishman Review: http://www.thetishmanreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/TTR1.1.pdf
   • Agni: http://www.bu.edu/agni/essays/print/2013/78-waldron.html

REVIEWS
   • http://www.coalhillreview.com/book-review-girl-at-the-watershed-by-nicola-waldron/
   • https://abigailjoybryan.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/magical-nature-and-nicola-waldrons-girl-at-the-watershed/