Parizeau’s poem ["Angle of Repose"] borrows the title of Wallace Stegner’s acclaimed novel to give new meaning to rapid changes to western landscapes, about which Stegner wrote extensively. In a way,

 Parizeau’s piece picks up Stegner’s message and 
'places' it in the Gulf region, making the narrative
of environmental destruction not only a regional
story, but a national (and societal) one as well.


Writing matters.

"When It Does Not Increase"
(in Written River)

"The Weevil's Waltz"
(in Folio)

"Corvette from Nevada" and
"Small Famines
(in Emrys Journal)

Environmental sextet
(in Writers Rising Up) (Bill Holm Witness Poetry Award)

"Angle of Repose"

(in Poecology(2014 Pushcart Nominee)

"Distilled Spirits"

(in Soundings Review)


(in OpiumMagazine)

Poetry & Prose

Nicole Parizeau


Poecology editor Kristi Moos

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Writing matters.

"Formiculture" in Weather, from

  Imagination & Place Press


"Bridgework" in Read America(s), from

  Locked Horn Press

"Blue Morpho" in Human / Nature: Poems for Pacuare