Alfred Nicol’s most recent collection of poetry, Animal Psalms, is published by Able Muse Press. He has published two other collections, Elegy for Everyone, and Winter Light, which received the 2004 Richard Wilbur Award. His poems have appeared in Poetry, The New England Review, Dark Horse, First Things, Commonweal, The Formalist, The Hopkins Review, Measure and many other literary journals and anthologies. Nicol’s poem “Addendum” was included in the 2018 edition of The Best American Poetry. Nicol wrote lyrics in French and English for nine original compositions by classical/flamenco guitarist John Tavano. Their CD, The Subtle Thread, has received airplay on WMBR's program French Toast and on WJOP. Together with Tavano and poet Rhina Espaillat, he has recorded two CDs of poetry read to the accompaniment of music, Melopoeia and Passages. He collaborated with his sister, the artist Elise Nicol, to create the book Second Hand Second Mind: Dreams and Photographs. Nicol lives in Newburyport with his wife, Gina DiGiovanni.