James B. Nicola’s

Poetry Page

Thank you for coming to my Poetry Page.


Manhattan Plaza, a full-length collection, is finally available. Click on the page "Manhattan Plaza: The Book" for reviews and order information.


I have been published many times on literary websites, and also in regular journals that also post on-line. Here is the beginning of that sample for your reading pleasure.


Please support these journals and literary websites.


All these poems of course are copyright by James B. Nicola.


To read the poems whose link addresses are below, move your cursor over the text of the link and CTRL + click. If that doesn't work, you can highlight and copy the entire web address and then copy it (CTRL +C) and paste it (CTRL +V) into your browser’s address bar at the top of your screen. 


The latest poems can be read at the following links (CTRL + click):

"After the Peloponnesian Wars" and "Three Flowers" at

"A Scientific Mind"-- go to pcsj.org/2016CaesuraBronzeEdition
and either scroll down till you find me, or use CNTRL+F (for "find") and type in Nicola to find the poem

Three poems and a review of Kirby Olson's Christmas at Rockefeller Center at:










Here are just a few of the posts from the past (more to come):

Five poems at the New Formalist, where I was featured poet for a month, at


“The Gate” at http://www.cortlandreview.com/issue/35/nicola.html#1

“The Last of Winter” at http://www.cortlandreview.com/issue/41/nicola.html

“Traces” “When” and “Book” at http://www.lochravenreview.net/2011Spring/nicola.html

“Washed Up” and “Miss Lee” at http://www.lochravenreview.net/2009Winter/nicola.html

The round world, squashed a little at the poles” and “After” at


“Frostbite #3: Exhaustion” and “potter putter putz” at


"A shoe drops" and "I met a traveler from a modern land" at


"Lust," a sonnet, at http://www.shattercolors.com/poetry/nicola_lust.htm

"Ties that Bind," at http://www.shattercolors.com/poetry/nicola_ties.htm

"Values," a sonnet, at http://www.shattercolors.com/poetry/nicola_values.htm

"Kitten" and "Friend" (a common-meter sonnet) at


"Fiasco" (scroll down) at http://marathonlitreview.com/?s=fiasco

"Rows" (a ballad) at http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/rcr/summary/v045/45.nicola.html

"The Uses of Spite" at http://www.2river.org/2RView/17_1/poems/_nicola.html where you will hear me reading aloud, too

"The Process of Water" at http://gumbopress.co.uk/wordgumbo/wordgumbo5.pdf scroll to page 33 for my particular poem, but do check out all the others.

"Exit Signs" and "Exile" at http://www.poeticmatrixpress.com/letteRon-line6/L6Page2.html

"Fanfare" at http://www.foliateoak.com/james-b-nicola.html

For two 3-line poems ("even" and "I've rained enough") flip the right arrow you find at the below link until you get to the contents, then click on my name at http://www.amazon.co.uk/delinquent-issue-17-Jeremy-Quinn-ebook/dp/B007W3QCOQ#reader_B007W3QCOQ

"Pane" at http://snakeskinpoetry.wordpress.com/2011/02/24/mistakes/

"I have a yellow umbrella" at http://ghll.truman.edu/ghll24/GHLL%20xxiv%20poetry/Nicola%20I%20Have%20a%20Yellow%20Umbrella.html

"Water Lilies," "Light," and "Ollie" (scroll down or use search frame--CTRL + F--to find them) at


"April" on 12th page of the .pdf (labeled as page 16) at http://www.trinacriapoetry.com/trinacria10.pdf

"Grumblings" (scroll down to the first poem in the issue, p. 4) at promptlitmag.org/the_prompt_volume1_number1.pdf

Four poems if you click on "Free Download" and then advance to page 23 at


"A Brilliant Ice" if you scroll down to page 16 at


"Purple Orange" and "The Bounds of Gratitude" if you click Poetry III and then scroll down at


"Our moon in her orbit" at http://www.bigcitylit.com/fall2012/poetry/poetry.php?page=nicola

"Mother & Son" at http://www.stickmanreview.com/V11N2/v11n2contents/Nicola1.html

"Allegory" at http://pennreview.com/2011/08/allegory/

"Camping Out" at http://pennreview.com/2011/07/camping-out/

"Diction" at http://www.nowculture.com/movies/nicola1.htm

Enjoy the read!


--James B.

James B. Nicola,
Apr 5, 2017, 7:45 AM