Nick Greer

Biography

Nick Greer is a writer and data analyst living in and originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. He holds an MFA Creative Writing from the University of Arizona and BAs in Mathematics and Music from Williams College.

Writing

Below is a list of published writing.

Creative, Shorter +-

I also make ongoing contributions to the literary cult Dark Fucking Wizard.

Creative, Longer +-

Collaboration +-

Research +-

Projects

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Territory is a literary journal about maps and other strange objects. To explore, click on the logo below.

 

Goodnight, Sweet Prince +-

Goodnight, Sweet Prince is a digital zine about side characters, bit parts, cameos, and the rest of the supporting cast. To check it out, click the logo below.

Glass City

Glass City is an ever-expanding project in which I attempt to document the hyperrealities of the modern city.

Like the city it documents, Glass City exists in many forms.

Stories +-

As a story collection, Glass City won the The Calvino Prize in 2015 and was published in Salt Hill 37. Martin McLaughlin, the judge of The Calvino Prize, had this to say about the collection:

This work took up the major demanding Calvinian theme of the modern (fantasy) city, but it makes the reader think about the problems of the real cities we live in and does so with humour and an often poetic style and rhythm (just like Calvino's own Invisible Cities), echoing his fondness for poetic triads of nouns and verbs, but all done in a new way for the 21st century

Excerpts from the story collection have also been published in the Tin House Open Bar, Miracle Monocle, and the Pacifica Literary Review, and you can hear me read excerpts here.

Object +-

As a physical object, it's an artist's book that doubles as a three-dimensional model of a city, a map of sorts, which I've now built twice. The first lives in the Rare Book Collection at the University of Arizona Poetry Center. The second lives in the Bridwell Art Library at the University of Louisville. The book is printed on transparency paper (14.8 x 21 cm) and bound in two panes of glass (21 x 26 cm).

Digital +-

The project's newest incarnation is a digital chapbook to be released in 2017.

Events

Current

I have no events scheduled at this time.

Past+-

  • 2017-04-15 | Poems 8 at City Limits Gallery, Oakland | facebook | poster
  • 2016-11-18 | A reading for Territory's Arizona issue | facebook
  • 2016-03-28 | A lecture on maps and literature for Night School | info
  • 2016-02-19 | A reading from Glass City for the Louisville Conference on Arts and Literature | audio, transcript
  • 2015-05-07 | A reading for the University of Arizona's MFA program
  • 2014-11-20 | A reading for the Arizona State vs. University of Arizona series
  • 2014-10-17 | A reading for the University of Arizona's WIP series
  • 2014-03-21 | A reading for the Arizona State vs. University of Arizona series
  • 2013-09-13 | A reading for the University of Arizona's WIP series

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