Mindy Nettifee is an award winning writer and accomplished performance poet. She is the author of two full-length collections Sleepyhead Assassins (Moon Tide Press) and Rise of the Trust Fall (Write Bloody Press), and a collection of essays on writing Glitter In The Blood - A Poet's Manifesto for Better, Braver Writing (Write Bloody Press).  She is a three time nominee for the Pushcart Prize, and a Powell's Books Indie Press Best Seller 2013.  She is a co-editor of the anthology Courage - Daring Poems for Gutsy Girls due out Spring 2014 on Write Bloody Press.

She has performed and taught in over 500 hundreds of venues, colleges and universities across America and Europe, competed in five National Poetry Slams, opened for indie rock act the Cold War Kids, headlined national poetry tours The Last Nerve - A High Tea Poetry Brawl, The Whirlwind Company and The Poetry Revival, and was featured in the critically acclaimed poetry concert documentary The Drums Inside Your Chest. 

Mindy currently serves as director of the nonprofit poetry organization Write Now Poetry Society, which she co-founded with actress and author Amber Tamblyn in 2007. Write Now's mission is simply to build the audience for great contemporary poetry. Through her work at Write Now, she has curated poetry events for The Getty Museum, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, GirlFest, the Mission Creek Festival, and others.

She also works with BackFence PDX in Portland, Oregon, and can be seen occasionally hosting the local Moth Story Slams and performing in the regular cast of E4P. For a full press kit or to inquire about booking, please write to booking "at" or head to the "contact" page on this website.

What others have to say about Mindy:

"Mindy Nettifee's poetry is the linguistic orgasm we've all been waiting for." - BUST Magazine

“With detail to craft combined with her already brutal, and important, revelations, Nettifee’s writing and Write Bloody Press books are a welcome, important vehicle in poetry for some time to come." - Chicago Sun Times

“Mindy Nettifee is the future of poetry.” - Bob Holman, director of the Bowery Poetry Club 

"When award-winning Long Beach poet Mindy Nettifee’re powerless—you have no choice but to raise your wine glass high over your osmosis head and join her pledge of allegiance to graphic truth. Her poems have the grace of cursive letters and the guts of a truck driver."  - District Weekly

“Mindy Nettifee is destined to be the next Dorothy Parker.”  - Poetic Diversity

“Mindy Nettifee's work is extremely satisfying, the culmination of an escalating potential that is only now beginning to come into its own.” - OC Weekly



Upcoming Shows & Events

April 11, 7:30pm - Portland, OR
Poetry Performance for Live Wire - Recorded live at Revolution Hall
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April 18, 8pm - Portland, OR
Russian Roulette - Storytelling game show live at Disjecta
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April 28, 8pm - Redondo Beach, CA
Redondo Poets - featured reader and open mic
Info here

May 2, 7pm - Los Angeles, CA
Write Now Poetry Society at The Getty Center
FREE with ticket reservation, opens 4/14/15