Nina Bannett, Poet

The clinician in each of us wants to reach

out, smooth over the soul, strive for


–from  “My Mother and Ellen West”

In February 2020, Nina’s poem “My Mother and Ellen West” was featured on SUNY Upstate’s Health Link radio program: SUNY Upstate Health Link

Nina’s poem “Doli Means Goodbye” recently appeared in North American Review, and you can read more about it, as well as another original poem here: North American Review’s Open Space

Nina Bannett’s books, Lithium Witness and These Acts of Water, focus
on mental illness.  Her work has appeared in numerous print journals including CALYXBellevue Literary ReviewLUMINA, and WomenArts Quarterly.
Nina’s work has been featured online in journals such as Medical Literary MessengerAmygdala, damselfly press, and many others. 

Nina is Professor of English at New York City College of Technology, City University of New York.