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MA, University of Delaware
BA, Binghamton University



John Nizalowski has been an instructor at Colorado Mesa University since 1990 and teaches creative writing, composition and mythology. Previously, he held teaching positions at Virginia Tech and for the College of Santa Fe program at the Penitentiary of New Mexico.

Nizalowski is the author of five books. First, there is his multi-genre work entitled "Hooking the Sun" (Farolito Press, 2003). Then there are two collections of poetry: "The Last Matinée" (Turkey Buzzard Press, 2011) and "East of Kayenta" (Turkey Buzzard Press, 2016). Finally, he has published two volumes of essays: "Land of Cinnamon Sun" (Irie Books, 2013) and "Chronicles of the Forbidden" (Irie Books, 2019).

His literary and scholarly works have appeared in numerous publications, including Puerto del Sol, Blue Mesa Review, Weber Studies, Bloomsbury Review, ISLE, Measure, Chiron Review and Under the Sun. His work has also appeared in a number of anthologies, including "Reading Under the Sign of Nature" (University of Utah Press), "Artifacts and Illuminations: Critical Essays on Loren Eiseley" (University of Nebraska Press), "Critical Insights: Barbara Kingsolver" (Salem Press) and "The Blueline Anthology" (Syracuse University Press). Nizalowski has also written for various journalistic publications, most notably The Santa Fe New Mexican and Telluride Magazine.