Niki Herd

Niki Herd is the author of The Language of Shedding Skin (Main Street Rag). Her poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from The Texas Review, Obsidian, The Rumpus, and North American Review, among other journals and anthologies. Her work has received support from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and Cave Canem. She lives in Texas where she is a PhD candidate at the University of Houston.


An Introduction to Niki Herd by Henk Rossouw   Recently updated !

  Reading and re-reading, for the pleasure of its form, “Birth of a Nation” has left me astounded. With its documentary poetics worked into the ground of the poem rather than dominating the frame, and with its precise juxtapositions and anecdotal tone, “Birth of a Nation” foregrounds not the new […]