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Jay Baron Nicorvo

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Jay Baron Nicorvo
Born (1976-08-21) August 21, 1976 (age 42)
Perth Amboy, NJ
Alma materEckerd College; Emerson College
GenreNovel, Poetry, Essay
Website
nicorvo.net

Jay Baron Nicorvo (born August 21, 1976) is an American novelist, poet, and essayist.

Life[edit | edit source]

Nicorvo was born in Perth Amboy, NJ and was raised in Sarasota, FL.[1] He's married to the writer Thisbe Nissen and they live on an old farm outside Battle Creek, MI.[2]

Career[edit | edit source]

Nicorvo's writing has appeared in Poets & Writers, The Baffler, Ploughshares, and Salon (website). His poetry has been featured on PBS NewsHour.

Nicorvo's first novel, The Standard Grand, was published in 2017 by St. Martin’s Press.[2][3] It is about a a group of veterans, traumatized by their wartime experiences, who meet in a crumbling resort in the Catskill Mountains.[3]

Books[edit | edit source]

  • Deadbeat: Poems. Four Way Books (2012) ISBN 978-1935536239.[4] Deadbeat debuted on the Poetry Foundation bestseller list.[5]
  • The Standard Grand: A Novel. St. Martin's Press (2017) ISBN 978-1250108944.[6]The Standard Grand was picked for IndieBound's Indie Next List,[7] Library Journal's Debut Novels Great First Acts,[8] Poets & Writers's "New and Noteworthy,"[9] and was named a best book of the year by The Brooklyn Rail.[10]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Fighting the Pull of Poetry, This Poet Finds His Muse in the Military's Role in His Life in Latest Novel". The Gazette (Cedar Rapids). Retrieved 2017-07-30.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Thisbe Nissen and Jay Baron Nicorvo Love Being Married to a Writer (Each Other)". The Capital Times. 2018-01-27. Retrieved 2018-01-27.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Aistars, Zinta (28 July 2017). "Between the Lines: The Standard Grand". WMUK. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  4. "Poetry Review: Deadbeat by Jay Baron Nicorvo, Author". publishersweekly.com. Retrieved 2012-10-15.
  5. "Contemporary Best-Sellers This Week". poetryfoundation.org. Retrieved 2012-10-19.
  6. "Booklist Review: The Standard Grand by Jay Baron Nicorvo, Author". Booklist.com. 2016-10-15. Retrieved 2016-10-15.
  7. "Indie Next List May 2017". indiebound.org. Retrieved 2017-05-17.
  8. "Great First Acts: Debut Novels". libraryjournal.com. Retrieved 2017-03-15.
  9. "Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin". pw.org. Retrieved 2017-04-17.
  10. "The Rail's Best Books of 2017". brooklynrail.org. Retrieved 2017-12-13.

External links[edit | edit source]

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