Nancy Miller Gomez

Nancy Miller Gomez’s first full-length collection, Inconsolable Objects, is forthcoming from YesYes Books in May of 2024. She is the author of the chapbook, Punishment (Rattle chapbook series), a collection of poems and essays about her experience teaching in prisons and jails. Her work has appeared in Best American Poetry, Best New Poets, Prairie Schooner, The Adroit Journal, New Ohio Review, Shenandoah, River Styx, The Rumpus, Rattle, Massachusetts Review, American Life in Poetry, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. She received a special mention in the 2023 Pushcart Prize Anthology. She co-founded an organization with Ellen Bass to provide writing workshops to incarcerated women and men and has taught poetry in Salinas Valley State Prison, the Santa Cruz County Jails, and the Juvenile Hall. She graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. from The University of California, San Diego, received her J.D. Magna Cum Laude from the University of San Diego and obtained a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Pacific University. She has worked as a waitress, a stable hand, an attorney, and a tv producer. She lives with her family in Santa Cruz, California. More at: