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Nicky Beer

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Nicky Beer is from Northport, New York, and holds degrees from Yale University, the University of Houston, and the University of Missouri–Columbia. She is the author of The Octopus Game (Carnegie Mellon, 2015) and The Diminishing House (2010), winner of the 2010 Colorado Book Award for Poetry. She has received a Discovery/The Nation Award, a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. She currently teaches at the University of Colorado in Denver.