"Jay Baron Nicorvo is a bracingly original writer and a joy to read."

Dennis Lehane

"A winning and arresting new voice in the world of letters."

 Antonya Nelson

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.

Odd & Sundry

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

Jay's debut novel, forthcoming from St. Martin's Press in spring 2017, follows a rambunctious bunch of combat vets squatting in the Catskill Mountains...


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...