I sit and speak with Jules Nyquist, traditional and spoken word New Mexico poet, about her new book “Homesick, then”, about life, loss, healing, family, and of course shares some of her poetry.
Jules Nyquist is the founder of Jules’ Poetry Playhouse, LLC, a place for poetry and play in Albuquerque, NM, which also is the umbrella for Jules’ Poetry Playhouse Publications. In 2017, three books by women were published, with future tiles in 2018. Jules is a native Minnesotan and moved to Albuquerque on spring equinox 2011. Jules teaches creative writing and poetry classes and hosts poetry readings with visiting writers. She took her MFA in Writing and Literature from Bennington College, VT. Her two books of poems, Behind the Volcanoes and Appetites (Beatlick Press), were finalists for the NM/AZ Book Awards. Her latest book is Homesick, then which is a poetic memoir of the life and death of her parents and deals with caretaking issues and also domestic violence suffered by her grandmother. Jules’ poems have appeared in 5 AM, Salamander, Malpais Review, Adobe Walls, A View from the Loft, St. Paul Almanac, Long Islander News, Gray Sparrow, House Organ, Duke City Fix, Café Review and others. She is co-editor of the Poets Speak Anthology series by Jules’ Poetry Playhouse Publications and Beatlick Press.