BIO

 
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BECK NISON

she/they


writer, artist, educator, collaborator, curious citizen of the world, humble student of life, seeker of light, documenter of healing

I'm the author and illustrator of If We'd Never Seen the Sea. My fiction, poetry, and non-fiction have been published in a number of magazines and journals.


As a part-time assistant professor at Parsons School of Design, I teach students the power of discovering their voices through writing. I received my MFA in Creative Writing/Fiction from The New School and my BFA in Creative Writing, with a minor in Visual Arts, from Emerson College.


I recently trained in Usui Reiki Levels 1 and 2 with Aki Hirata-Baker and Manu del Prete. I will be studying hypnotherapy with Shauna Cummins at the Divine Feminine School of Hypnosis in 2021.

 

RESIDENCIES + FELLOWSHIPS

Byrdcliffe AiR

Lacawac Sanctuary

Noepe Center for Literary Arts

Sterling Watson Fellowship

AFFILIATIONS

Parsons School of Design, Part-time Assistant Professor

Terra Cultura, Advisory Board

Whoopi + Maya, Board of Directors

PEN America, Prison Writing Program Mentor

American Fellowship Church, Ordained Minister licensed to officiate ceremonies in New York State

ACADEMIC EDUCATION

The New School

MFA: Creative Writing, Fiction 

Emerson College

BFA: Creative Writing, Minor in Visual Arts

HEALING ARTS EDUCATION

Minka School of Healing Arts and Sciences,

Usui Reiki Level 1 + 2

with Manu del Prete + Aki Hirata Baker

Minka School of Healing Arts and Sciences,

Foundations of Personal Evolution

Divine Feminine School of Hypnosis

with Shauna Cummins, 2021

HONORS + AWARDS

Pushcart Prize, 2 Nominations

Finalist, Bellevue Literary Review Marica and Jan Vilcek Prize for Poetry

Finalist, The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review’s Franz Kafka Magical Realism Contest

Finalist, The Masters Review’s Annual Contest

First Place Winner, The Vera List Center for Art and Politics Art Collection Writing Award

EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE

Springer Publishing: Physics, Editorial Assistant

Insights: The Magazine of the School of Art and Design History and Theory, Editor

EXHBITIONS

coming soon

 

Byrdcliffe AiR Spotlight

"Becca Nison is a maker, word crafter, and investigator of sensations within the self and surroundings. Lavender in a treasure chest, mint leaves refracting light from a water vase, abundant colors tiling the floor - Becca's sensitive exploration of the physical world adds an element of eloquence to raw reality. Looking inward and outward, the body becomes a sensational landscape; the belly button as a portal, anatomy as arching curves, fingers and toes as delicate grounding points."

 

INTERVIEWS

THE KENYON REVIEW

LUNA LUNA,
WITH JOANNA C. VALENTE

PANK'S THE LIGHTNING ROOM,
WITH SIMON JACOBS

CURLEW QUARTERLY, 
WITH ISAAC MYERS III

 
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