About Phylum Press Founder & Editor Nancy Kuhl

Nancy Kuhl’s third full-length collection of poems, Pine to Sound, was published in 2015 by Shearsman Books;   her earlier books are Suspend (2010) and The Wife of the Left Hand (2007). She is the author of chapbooks, The Birds of the Year (Grenfell Press), The Nocturnal Factory, and Little Winter Theater published by Ugly Duckling Presse and In the Arbor, which was a winner of the Wick Poetry Chapbook Prize and was published by Kent State University Press; Means of Securing Houses &c. from Mischief by Thunder and Lightning, a limited edition artist's book including Kuhl's work,was published by Propolis Press in February 2009.

She is Curator of Poetry for the Yale Collection of American Literature at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, where she curates the Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series; she is the author of exhibition catalogs including Intimate Circles: American Women in the Arts, Extravagant Crowd: Carl Van Vechten’s Portraits of Women), and The Book Remembers Everything: The Work of Erica Van Horn.

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Selected Poems Online

Three Poems
in Web Conjunctions

“Affair of the Fire Eaters”
in Jacket

“December 1”
in Drunken Boat

in Drunken Boat

“Archival Footage #30: Niagara Falls”
in Jubilat

“Off at the Hinges”
in Free Verse

in Agni

“Wedding Party”
in Free Verse


Selected Conversations and Interviews Online

Beyond Perfect-Bound, with Jen Bervin at

Conversation on the (Re)Emering Poet in Bookslut

University at Buffalo Profile

Wick Poetry Center Writing Lives

Every Other Day First Book Interview

Spotlight: Room 26 in Yale Bulletin

Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities on CT Public Radio