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Nicole Ruth Cooley

Nicole Ruth Cooley, American writer, educator. Recipient Walt Whitman award Academy American Poets, 1995, National Endowment for Arts grantee for fiction, 1996. Member Modern Language Association.


  • Cooley, Nicole Ruth was born on October 1, 1966 in Iowa City. Daughter of Peter John and Jacqueline (Marks) Cooley.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Brown University, 1988. Master of Fine Arts, Iowa Writers Workshop, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy, Emory University, 1996.


    • Teaching assistant Emory University, Atlanta, 1991-1994, instructor, 1994-1996. Assistant professor Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 1997-1999. Associate professor Queens College, City University of New York, Flushing, since 1999.


    • Judy Garland, Ginger Love
    • In her extraordinary debut novel, critically acclaimed poet Nicole Cooley takes readers on a humorous, achingly beautiful journey to a world of magical escapes and startling restorative truths.
    • Author: Resurrection, 1996, (novel) Judy Garland Ginger Love, 1998, The Ajjeited Girls, 2004. Poetry and fiction public in literature journals.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Member Modern Language Association.


    • Married Alexander Laban Hinton, January 9, 1994. 1 child, Meridian Iris.
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    Born October 1, 1966
    (age 50)
    • 1988
      Brown University
    • 1990
      Iowa Writers Workshop
    • 1996
      Emory University
    • 1991 - 1994
      Teaching assistant, Emory University
      Atlanta, North-West, South Africa
    • 1997 - 1999
      assistant, professor Bucknell University
      Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1999
      associate, professor Queens College
      Flushing, New York, United States