You can read all of these published works at the links provided. For any inquiries, please don't hesitate to reach out.
MAYBE WE ARE ALL LAZARUS, MONADNOCK UNDERGROUND
Published as the kick off for their Fall 2022 season, this poem excavates the feeling of being reborn and how a metaphorical death is the only path to it.
FOR LILLIAN "NENA" BIRD CANALS, POEM
A poem about my departed Aunt, who was an shining example of a strong woman who transcended this world and the pandemic. Published in Ariel Chart International Literary Journal and nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
HUMANS NEED FIXING LIKE ANY OTHER MACHINE, POEM
Print publication in the Fall 2022 issue of Granfalloon Literary Magazine. The poem posits, what if we could be fixed, like any other machine in disrepair?
GRANFALLOON, SPRING 2022
Print publication in the Spring 2022 issue of Granfalloon literary magazine, featuring "It's All Mountains Here" and "Why Do We Dream What We Dream?" You can purchase the issue at the link below.
DOWN IN THE DIRT, VOL. 193
Print publication in the "Just a Few Butterflies" issue of Down in the Dirt magazine, featuring "Dating in LA," "The Freedom of Having Nothing," and "The Tipping Point" You can purchase the issue at the link below.
INSOMNIA, REDUX, POEM
Stricken by insomnia, you can notice the jagged lines and how harsh the light can be. A poem from the forthcoming The New World collection, published in Open Door Poetry Magazine
THE TIPPING POINT, POEM
In every relationship, there is a tipping point that sends the scales in a decisive direction, whether that is an ending or a new beginning. After clicking the link, search "Nicole Bird" to view my work. From the If You Listen You Can Hear Them Pray collection.
THE FREEDOM OF HAVING NOTHING
When you've got nothing, you've got nothing to lose, except your soul in a cacophonous city. After clicking the link, search "Nicole Bird" to view my work. From the If You Listen You Can Hear Them Pray collection.
DATING IN LA, POEM
Dating in Los Angeles is a singular experience, rife with beginnings, middles, and endings. After clicking the link, search "Nicole Bird" to view my work. From the If You Listen You Can Hear Them Pray collection.
THE OBJECT, POEM
Being devoted to a city is a different kind of love, one that will shape you, define you, and turn you into the object, rather than the subject of your existence. From the If You Listen You Can Hear Them Pray collection.
COLDS IN THE TIME OF PANDEMICS, POEM
What happens when you catch a cold and your greatest worry is not healing, but whether or not it is actually a pestilence. Published in the Ariel Chart Literary Journal
I SAW MY EX ON LINKEDIN, POEM
A poem on a past relationship, broken by betrayal and ephemerally reformed by social media. Published in the Ariel Chart International Literary Journal
THE LAST NIGHT, POEM
A poem on the ending of things, the last night in a city and a life. Published in the Ariel Chart International Literary Journal and has been nominated for the 2021 Pushcart Prize in Literature.