Nadine grew up in Baltimore, MD, where she earned a B.A. in Writing Seminars from the Johns Hopkins University. She taught reading, writing and math in an elementary and middle school for bright dyslexic students, before returning to schoool to earn her M.F.A. from George Mason University and then a Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing from the University of Missouri, Columbia.
Her first book of poems, The Anatomy Theater, won of the National Poetry Series, and was published by HarperCollins. Her poems have won the New Letters Prize for Poetry, the Meridian Editor’s Prize, and a Pushcart Prize.
Nadine’s new book of poems, Chrysanthemum, Chrysanthemum, won The Green Rose Prize and is forthcoming with New Issues Poetry and Prose in the spring of 2017. Poems from this book have appeared in The Southern Review, Southwest Review, Shenandoah, Literary Imagination, Boulevard, Nimrod, North American Review, storySouth, The Missouri Review, Prairie Schooner, Blackbird, Western Humanities Review and Ploughshares. Nadine is an Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at Gettysburg College, where she lives with her daughter, their two dogs and a guinea pig.