Nicole Oquendo is a writer and visual artist that combines these elements to craft multimodal nonfiction, poetry, and fiction, as well as translations of these forms. Their work can be found in literary journals like BOAAT, CutBank, DIAGRAM, and Gulf Stream, among others. They are the author of the hybrid memoir Telomeres, as well as five chapbooks, including their most recent, Space Baby: Episodes I-III.
They have also been serving the writing community for over a decade as a freelance editor, as well as volunteering time to several literary journals and presses, most recently as a Special Feature Editor for The Florida Review. They are currently an Assistant Editor for Sundress Publications, who is publishing their most recently curated anthology, Manticore: Hybrid Writing from Hybrid Identities, in 2019.
They have also been working as a writing educator at the university level since 2008. Their current focus is the intersection between comedic and tragic narrative structure, which is the backbone of the undergraduate seminar they designed and currently teach at Full Sail University, along with other creative writing courses. Nicole regularly shares expertise on comedic and tragic structure, editing, publishing, and queer and disability literature, at local, regional, and national writing conferences.