Photograph by  Kate Adair

Photograph by Kate Adair

Nicole M. K. Eiden

Nicole is a poet and narrative filmmaker who explores the common challenges and beauty of ordinary life. The poem “Mortgage,” from her debut collection I Am One of You (Mississippi Sound Publishing, 2016), won 3rd place in the 2016 Women’s National Book Association writing contest and will appear in the forthcoming 2019 New Poetry From the Midwest (New American Press). Kirkus Reviews selected I Am One of You as a featured book in their Indie category.

Her films have won honors including a CINE Golden Eagle Award and Best Narrative Short at the Ozone Film Festival. She holds an MFA from the University of New Orleans in Film Production.

Originally from Ohio, Nicole co-owns Windowsill Pies, a Southern-style pie and tart company in New Orleans, where she lives with her husband and daughter.



3rd place for “Mortgage"  
Women’s National Book Association Writing Contest, 2016

La Cuoca (the cook) - CINE Golden Eagle Award
Neil and the Nun - Silver Award - Pelican d’Or Short Film Festival
Best Narrative Short - Ozone Film Festival
Honorable Mention - 52nd Columbus International Film Festival


Mississippi Sound Publishing