Nicole Mauro has published poems and criticism in numerous journals. Her first full-length collection, The Contortions was published with Dusie in 200. She has published numerous chapbooks, including Odes (Sardines, 2003), Dispatch (a collaboration with Marci Nelligan, Dusie, 2006), and Tax-Dollar Super-Sonnet (Pendergast Press, 2009). She has also co-edited an interdisciplinary book about sidewalks titled INTERSECTION: Sidewalks and Public Space (with Marci Nelligan, ChainArts, 2008), the first in the ChainLinks book series. She was born and raised in San Mateo County, California, where she now lives with her husband, Patrick, and their daughters Nina and Faye. She teaches rhetoric and writing at the University of San Francisco.
Nicole Mauro’s book Tax-Dollar Super-Sonnet Featuring Sarah Palin as Poet was published by Black Radish Books in 2014. Her Fall 2018 title is Superzer0ic/The Problem is Extraversion, exploring the tension between feeling one is or needs to be heroic at all times—both aesthetically and in one’s daily existence—while naturally being/feeling super/hyper social, often the antithesis of the poet’s assumed position in the world.
A poem from Mauro’s forthcoming book can be found at Journal of Poetics Research: SUPERZER0IC (Wonder Woman and Superman, an Anti-Romance).