Photo by Fernando Lopez

Photo by Fernando Lopez

Tiana Nobile lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she is a teaching artist and arts coach with KID smART. She received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College, MAT in elementary and special education from the University of New Orleans, and MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson College. Tiana is a recipient of a 2017 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award, the Lucy Grealy Prize for Poetry, and a fellowship from Kundiman. A finalist of the National Poetry Series and Kundiman Poetry Prize, she is the author of the chapbook, The Spirit of the Staircase (2017). Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry Northwest, The New RepublicThe Indianapolis Review, and the Texas Review, among others.