Nicholas Goodly is a writer and artist born and raised in Atlanta. They are a graduate of Columbia University MFA Program, team member of the performing arts platform Fly on a Wall, and author of a forthcoming poetry collection from Copper Canyon Press. Goodly is a finalist for the 2020 Jake Adam York Prize, the runner-up for the 2019 Cave Canem Poetry Prize and recipient of the 2017 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship. Goodly is currently a Creative Writing PhD student at Florida State University.
Nicholas Goodly’s “First Poem,” reprinted on the poetry trail with the permission of Copper Canyon Press, originally appeared here in the journal Number Inc.