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2017
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Tiana Nobile

poetry

Tiana Nobile is a Pushcart Prize nominee, a Kundiman fellow, and a recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award. A finalist of the National Poetry Series and Kundiman Poetry Prize, she is the author of the chapbook, The Spirit of the Staircase (2017). Her poetry has appeared in Poetry Northwest, The New Republic, Guernica, and the Texas Review, among others. She lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Value of Support

"As an Asian American woman poet living in the Deep South, I've often felt overlooked and undervalued. Thanks to support from the Rona Jaffe Foundation and others, I feel seen and valued as an important and necessary piece of the fabric of American literature. More than anything, receiving this support is so precious because it provides me with the confidence to keep pushing my pen on the page."