Born in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. and raised in Central Florida, Nicole Sealey is a Cave Canem graduate fellow whose work was selected for inclusion in Best New Poets 2011. Winner of the 2012 Poetry International Prize and finalist for the Dora and Alexander Raynes Prize for Poems 2012 and the 2011 Third Coast Poetry Prize, her poems have appeared in Callaloo, Drunken Boat, Harvard Review, and Ploughshares, among other literary online and print journals. She is currently an M.F.A. candidate in poetry at New York University.