Fill In the Blanks with Nicole Rollender

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I first “met” Nicole virtually in Binders Full of Women Poets on Facebook and have since discovered her work online in Linebreak, Luna Luna, and other journals. Nicole was game to fill-in-the-blanks even though she has many exciting projects on the horizon. Make sure to read the info below for those details – and enjoy Nicole’s blank fillers in bold text.

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If I opened my closet and saw ELVIS’ SPIRIT LOUNGING IN ONE OF HIS RHINESTONE JUMPSUITS, I would ASK HIM TO SING ME “SUSPICIOUS MINDS.”
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I could win an Olympic gold medal in GHOST HUNTING IN ATTICS, BASEMENTS, CEMETERIES AND BATTLEFIELDS .
My favorite school supply is/was CHARCOAL PENCILS, BECAUSE I LOVE TO DRAW SHADOWED PORTRAITS OF DEAD WRITERS.
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In a candy store, I would head straight for the DARK CHOCOLATE.
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If my poems were a breakfast food, they would be A BOWL OF GRAPEFRUITS, BITTER ORANGES AND SANDCHERRIES DRIZZLED WITH WARM HONEY AND CHOCOLATE because THEY HAVE A DARK GLAMOUR, AND INVITE EXAMINATION THAT’S BOTH HARSH AND BEAUTIFUL.
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I wish BLACK KOHL EYELINER grew on trees.
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Nicole Rollender is editor of Stitches. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Adroit Journal, Alaska Quarterly ReviewBest New PoetsThe JournalRadar PoetrySalt Hill JournalTHRUSH Poetry JournalWest Branch, Word Riot and others. Her first full-length poetry collection, Louder Than Everything You Love, is forthcoming from ELJ Publications. She is the author of the chapbooks Absence of Stars (dancing girl press & studio), Arrangement of Desire (Pudding House Publications), Bone of My Bone, a winner in Blood Pudding Press’s 2015 Chapbook Contest, and Ghost Tongue (Porkbelly Press, 2016). She’s the recipient of poetry prizes from CALYX JournalRuminate Magazine and Princemere Journal. Find her online at nicolerollender.com. 

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