Forthcoming Book

You, Beast (University of Wisconsin Press, 2017)

Press for How to Dance as the Roof Caves In (2014)

Review on All Things Considered

Review on

Review on Publishers Weekly

Interview and Poem on

Recent Events

Nick takes over as editor of Texas Review, fall 2016

Premiere of play Woyzeck, On and On, 8/19/16

You, Beast wins Brittingham Prize

Reading at Wichita State University, 10/8/15


Praise for Nick’s Poetry:

It’s a bit like what you'd get if Billy Collins took his job as a poet more seriously: light-hearted darkness, one of the true ways contemporary America sees itself. —Craig Morgan Teicher, NPR

An unsettling Jeremiad leveled at today’s America. . . . Nick Lantz has taken his place among the central poets of his generation. —David Wojahn


Nick Lantz is a dark satirist, a subversive eye trained on the waste lawns of suburbia and a cunning ear attuned to the frighteningly funny bits of language that assail us in mass media. At the same time, he is a heartbreaker, a poet who'd risk it all for love. —D. A. Powell

Nick Lantz writes with elegant simplicity. Most poets take a lifetime to learn as much. —Linda Gregerson