Nicole Ross Rollender
Nicole Rollender is a dynamic publishing executive/editor/writer who directs all talent and editorial activities for an award-winning, nationally distributed trade magazine. Recently, she led the integration of two magazines, resulting in an annual revenue increase of 400% (from $575,000 to $1.2 million advertising spend annually); she is now the chief editor of Wearables, the largest apparel periodical in circulation. Through her leadership and talent, ASI’s magazines have won more than 40 editorial and journalism awards, including ASBPE’s Magazine of the Year in 2012 and several Jesse H. Neal Awards (for a complete list of her awards, visit: http://www.nicolerollender.com/awards.html). Rollender’s creative work has appeared in The Adroit Journal, Alaska Quarterly Review, Best New Poets, The Journal, Memorious, THRUSH Poetry Journal, West Branch, Word Riot and others. Her first full-length poetry collection, Louder Than Everything You Love, was published by ELJ Editions in December 2015. She’s the author of the poetry chapbooks Arrangement of Desire (Pudding House Publications, 2007), Absence of Stars (dancing girl press & studio, 2015), Bone of My Bone, a winner in Blood Pudding Press’s 2015 Chapbook Contest, and Ghost Tongue (Porkbelly Press, 2016). She blogs at: Bitly.com/carpenoctemblog. She holds a bachelor’s degree in literature from Stockton University and an MFA in creative writing from Pennsylvania State University, where she taught rhetoric and composition and creative writing courses for several years. She has received poetry prizes from CALYX Journal, Ruminate Magazine and Princemere Journal.