Nicole Tong is the inaugural Poet Laureate of Fairfax County, Virginia. Her work has been supported by fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sundress Academy at Firefly Farms, George Mason University where she received her MFA. In 2016, she served as a Writer-in-Residence at Pope-Leighey House, a Frank Lloyd Wright property in Alexandria, Virginia. She is a recipient of the President's Sabbatical from Northern Virginia Community College where she is a Professor of English. Her writing has appeared in American Book Review, CALYX, Cortland Review, and Yalobusha Review among others.
Washington Writers' Publishing House announced Nicole Tong's debut collection-- How to Prove a Theory-- as the 2017 Jean Feldman Poetry Prize Winner, which is available at Politics and Prose, Scrawl Books, and on Indiebound.