full-length BOOKS

 
 
 Cover art: Jennifer Pilch

Cover art: Jennifer Pilch

Glass Actress

FURNITURE PRESS BOOKS, FEBRUARY 2017

poetry, 96 pages

 

PRAISE FOR GLASS ACTRESS:

"A speaker in Glass Actress asks, 'Can I even be sexually appealing / without a gun or a cigarette?' Women who have never been perplexed by this question may cast the first stone. Just what I thought—silence. Nicole Steinberg's poems sparkle, delight, shimmer, and let light through as they display their vulnerable fragility. Women's bodies—a deceased mother, hypothetical children of the future, young and old, fat and thin—shimmer on the surface belying their scholarly depths and private dreams. These poems capture what it is to be alive, alert, in this cultural moment."
Denise Duhamel

“The point is, Steinberg will cut you. Beneath Glass Actress’s scenes of woe in CVS, in the Netflix bedroom, beneath all that local color is a glorious howl of refusal. There’s fight in these poems that is frankly inspiring in the face of garbage-y sameness and the new and constant threat that this life is some kind of cosmic joke.”
—Philebrity

 
 Cover art: Nina Westervelt

Cover art: Nina Westervelt

Getting Lucky

spooky girlfriend PRESS, october 2013

poetry, 76 pages

 

PRAISE FOR GETTING LUCKY:

“The girls in Getting Lucky make up a cast of recognizable characters, all ventriloquizing fashion speak and striving to be unique and desirable, scornful of the unimaginative matchy-matchy. Each gets their own soliloquy: gamines, vamps, aspiring starlets, celebrity lookalikes, kleptos, socialites, compulsive eyebrow pluckers, shoe fetishists, ladies-who-lunch, thrift-store junkies, and chic post-hippie hobos. In rehearsing one persona after another, Steinberg offers a seductive and tenderly sardonic look at the art of fashioning oneself—it’s Cindy Sherman gone poet.” —Mónica de la Torre

 
 Cover art: Sheryl Yvette

Cover art: Sheryl Yvette

Forgotten Borough: Writers Come to Terms With Queens

sUNY PRESS, february 2011

anthology, 206 pages

PRAISE FOR FORGOTTEN BOROUGH:

"Though Queens has been home to many great writers, including the father of American poetry, Walt Whitman, Beat pioneer Jack Kerouac, Pulitzer Prize winning poet Alan Dugan, two-fisted journalist Jimmy Breslin, singer-songwriter Paul Simon, rap legend LL Cool J, and renowned novelist Mary Gordon, it rarely comes to mind as a breeding ground for major literary talent. Nicole Steinberg's first-rate book should go a long way toward rectifying that situation. A terrific read, it makes a powerful case for this long-overlooked borough as a place of remarkable artistic richness and vitality." —Kimiko Hahn

 

CHAPBOOKS

 

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:

Fat Dreams (Barrelhouse, 2018)
Limited print run of 100 copies.

Clever Little Gang (Furniture Press, 2014)
Bundled with chapbooks by Joseph Cooper, Caroline Crew & Chris Emslie, and Lisa Tallin

Undressing (dancing girl press, 2014)

Birds of Tokyo (dancing girl press, 2011)