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”

Look for Nina Bannett’s chapbook Motion Photos in 2024!

Read Nina’s poem “I Am My Grandmother’s Last Surviving Servant here.

Nina’s poem “Doli Means Goodbye” 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.  

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