Nick Courtright’s debut full-length, Punchline, came out in April with Gold Wake Press, and a chapbook, Elegy for the Builder’s Wife, is available from Blue Hour Press. His poetry has also appeared in many literary journals, including The Southern Review, Kenyon Review Online, Boston Review, The Iowa Review, and many others.
He is Interviews Editor for the Austinist, and he has interviewed such interesting personalities as “Weird Al” Yankovic, Nick Offerman, Michael Ian Black, Henry Rollins, and Paul Giamatti, and musicians from bands like St. Vincent, MGMT, Odd Future, and Destroyer.
In Austin, Texas, he teaches classes such as Media and American Culture, Methods and Applications of Philosophy, and Survey of Romanticism, among other literature and writing courses.
Also, he’s a by-contract copy editor for Zogo Technologies, a software company specializing in higher education.
Less résumé-ly, he is an Ohio native and the oldest of six kids. And lastly, but most importantly, he lives with his wife Michelle, who works in media, and his son William, whose preferred media are crayons, baseballs, and toy cars.