Photo: Thisbe Nissen 

Jay Baron Nicorvo

"It seems possible that Jay Baron Nicorvo has ingested all the darkness of this life and now breathes fire."

 —  Nick Flynn


Brief Bio

JAY BARON NICORVO lives on an old farm outside Battle Creek, Michigan, with his wife, Thisbe Nissen, their son and a dozen vulnerable chickens.


Links for Jay's poetry, fiction, nonfiction, criticism, interviews, etcetera and ephemera, from Poets & Writers, PloughsharesGuernica, NPR, PBS NewsHour, singer-songwriter Ben Arthur...

Jay's comings and goings—the wheres and whens—for readings, conferences, residencies, panels, cameos, and whatnot...


Jay’s debut poetry collection revolves around a central character, called Deadbeat, descendant of John Berryman’s Mr. Bones, Marvin Bell’s Dead Man and Ted Hughes’s Crow...