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Nielsen was the first recipient of the Larry Neal Award for poetry; his work was selected by John Ashbery for the Best American Poems anthology; and he has received two Gertrude Stein Awards for innovation. Nielsen has published five volumes in verse: Heat Strings, Evacuation Routes, Stepping Razor, VEXT, and Mixage. His first work of literary criticism, Reading Race, won the SAMLA Studies Prize and a Kayden Award for best book in the humanities. Other works of criticism include Writing Between the Lines: Race and Intertextuality, C.L.R. James: A Critical Introduction, Black Chant: Languages of African-American Postmodernism, and Integral Music: Languages of African American Innovation, winner of the Josephine Miles Award.