“[T]he natural world and believing in something spiritual is important.”
— Nicole M. Metts
A member of the Writers’ League since 2023, Nicole lives in the Austin area.
Scribe: Welcome, writer! Tell us — what do you write?
Nicole M. Metts: Nature and environmental poetry.
Scribe: If you could choose one author to blurb your book, who would it be, and what would you want it to say?
NMM: Someone like Camile T. Dungy or Bob Hicok who have written environmentally themed poetry and I’d hope they would praise me for doing the same.
Scribe: You have one book you’re allowed to push onto all of your friends, and they’re forced to read it to remain your friend — which one would you choose?
NMM: Mary Oliver’s Devotions because the natural world and believing in something spiritual is important.
Scribe: Tell us your WLT story.
NMM: I went on WLT Writer’s retreat years ago at Steven F. Austin college in Nacogdoches and enjoyed it immensely.
Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?
NMM: I am graduating with my MFA in April from Chatham University and will be working on publishing my first chapbook.
Scribe: Here at the WLT, we love sharing book recommendations. What’s one book that has come out within the past few years that you couldn’t put down? (Bonus points if the book is Texas related!)
NMM: Kaveh Akbar’s Pilgrim Bell.
Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!