Nicole Rollender was a 2017 NJ Council on the Arts poetry fellow. She is the author of the poetry collection, Louder Than Everything You Love (Five Oaks Press), and four poetry chapbooks. Nicole has won poetry prizes from Palette Poetry, Gigantic Sequins, CALYX Journal and Ruminate Magazine. Her work appears in Alaska Quarterly Review, Best New Poets, The Journal, and Ninth Letter, among many other journals. Nicole is managing editor of THRUSH Poetry Journal, and holds an MFA from the Pennsylvania State University. She’s also co-founder and CEO of Strand Writing Services.