BlazeVOX [books], 2008
"All the wondrous stratifications of water, atmosphere, myth, history, society and (of course) the chills and fevers of colloquial lives are rigorously plotted in this dense, layered, disconcerting book. I know of few poems as insistently scrutinizing but emphatic, or as simultaneously devastating and resplendent.
~ Robert Polito
President, Poetry Foundation
"I had to read these poems out loud. They have rhyme, rhythm, anger, sweetness, sex. They've got some big words and big plans. They have a story told in stories. Try them with your voice… Get up and move around a little!"
~ Kate Greenstreet
M.P. Nolan's Poems
"Great White Hide" inspired by Gibson's artwork, "Someone Great is Gone" (2013) and "The New Normal" inspired by Bolf's painting, "Classroom" (2009) are now a featured part of the WRITING OFF THE WALLS exhibit at the Hudson Valley Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in partnership with Studio Theater in Exile - Fall 2021.
POEMS AND PERFORMANCES
"A Tour of Tarrytown (1860)"
"The Urgent Medics"
Nolan's pieces "Washington Irving and Sunnyside" and "Madam C.J. Walker and Villa Lewaro" were performed as a part of MOTHER LODE produced by Tutti Bravi Productions, Inc. in November 2021.
"THE WRITE STUFF - Honoring Westchester's Legends & Legacies" for A Tour of Tarrytown (1860) - Collection of poems chosen to open a production produced by Tutti Bravi Productions, Inc. in collaboration with the New Rochelle Council on the Arts. Nolan was also chosen to perform her own works at the production in Fall 2019.
"The Urgent Medics" was published in Blue Door Quarterly"
"No One Knows These Bodies"
"What Happens in the Meadow at Dusk"
"Toothpicks as a Twelve-step"
"Pony" appeared in MiPoesias in Aug. 2006.
"Love in Translation"
"Confessions of a Cuttlefish"
NO TELL MOTEL
"The Problem of Doughnuts"
"Thoughts on a Bagel"
"The Fine Art of Pedestal Construction"
"A Day with Doolittle"
Introduction written in the form of a poem & Cover Art
"Non-Christians Bear Chocolate crosses"
"Zeitgeist" (includes mp3 audio of Nolan reading)
"Exoskeleton"(includes mp3 audio of Nolan reading)
"Choices and Decisions"
"Didn't You Get the Memo?"
BOOK COVER DESIGNS
by M.P. Nolan