a profile of the artist

Nina Corwin, 2002Nina Corwin is a Chicago psychotherapist, jazz guitarist and the author of one collection of poetry, Conversations With Friendly Demons and Tainted Saints (Puddin Head Press, 1999). Curator for WomanMade Gallery's literary series, she co-edited the anthology Inhabiting the Body: A Collection of Poetry and Art By Women and has twice served as guest editor for Fifth Wednesday Journal.

As for her own work, she has performed in literary and musical venues across the country, regularly collaborating such artists as the CUBE chamber ensemble, dancer/choreographer Regina Lavery and the Serendipity Percussion Ensemble. Recently nominated for the Pushcart Prize, her poetry appears or is forthcoming in such publications as ACM, BlazeVOX, Forklift OH, Hotel Amerika, Mudfish, Poetry East, Slipstream, Southern Poetry and Wm&Mary Review, as well as the anthologies Visiting Frost (University of Iowa Press, 2005) and Poetic Voices Without Borders (Gival Press). She has received awards from the Illionois Arts Council, Illinois State Poetry Society and Wesleyan University.

- updated 2009