Episode 105: Building the Poem

Nicole Terez Dutton is a poet, teacher, and literary editor who also served as the first poet laureate of Somerville, MA. She says, “Ultimately, we’re building poems because we want to connect with each other.” Language particular to an experience can reinvigorate our interaction with and our relationship to language itself.

Nicole Terez DuttonNicole Terez Dutton‘s work has appeared in CallalooPloughshares32 PoemsIndiana Review and Salt Hill Journal. Nicole earned an MFA from Brown University and has received fellowships from the Frost Place, the Fine Arts Work Center, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her collection of poems, If One Of Us Should Fall, was selected as the winner of the 2011 Cave Canem Poetry Prize.

She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts where she served as the city’s inaugural poet laureate. She teaches in the Solstice Low-Residency MFA Program and is an editor at The Baffler and Transition Magazine.

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