Nick Thran

Nick Thran has published two collections of poetry, Every Inadequate Name (nominated for the Gerald Lampert Award) and Earworm (Nightwood, 2011). After growing up in western Canada, Spain, and California, he lived in Toronto and in Brooklyn, New York. He has been a Goldwater Teaching Fellow and MFA candidate at New York University, and this year is living in Fredericton, where his wife, poet Sue Sinclair, is the current writer-in-residence at UNB. ”Side-stepping the more likely subjects, Thran’s poems freewheel through a rangy lyricscape of our urban, cultural life. Sprawling, irrepressible, Earworm darts with wild control and energy, like a skateboard in a car park, taking the reader along on its engaging ride.”