115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Long Perspective

Nicole M Street, University of Hawaii, Kauai

Nicole Street, who has her MFA from Cal State Long Beach, lives on Kauai, wears flip-flops to teach English for the University of Hawaii, digs ballroom dancing, treads water at Secret Beach in a hat and sunglasses, teaches yoga, and does the weekly crossword with her husband whom she married July first. If you need to find her, look in the garden. She will read poems from a work in progress:  “The Long Perspective.”


My name is Nicole Street, a Hawaii resident currently a lecturer for the University of Hawaii, Kauai. I have studied with Juan Filipe Herrera​​, William Mohr, Patty Seyburn, Charles Harper Webb, and have participated as a panelist and presenter in conferences at CSULA, CSULB, and Summer Arts at CSUMB. I’ve been a guest teacher on “Presenting Your Work.”


I am founder of a creative writing club at CSULB called “HipPoetics” that successfully raised funds and brought notable poets and writers to campus, including Robert Pinsky, Ron Koertge, Ron Silliman, Sandra Gilman, Gary Soto, and others.


My contribution is to Creative Writing: Poetry, for which I’d like to do a 15-20 minute reading on poems from a body of work called "The Long Perspective," which attempts to expose current and distant realities and considers inevitability of change.