Nicole Caruso-Garcia


It’s a Fishes Cycle

Love life got ya down?
Plenty of fish in the sea!
But every damned election,
it’s just these two or three.

Nicole Caruso Garcia’s full-length debut OXBLOOD (Able Muse Press) recently received the International Book Award for narrative poetry. Her work appears in Best New PoetsMezzo CamminONE ARTPlumeRattleRHINO, and elsewhere. She serves as associate poetry editor at Able Muse and as an executive board member at Poetry by the Sea, an annual poetry conference in Madison, CT. Visit her at