Collier Nogues is the author of The Ground I Stand On Is Not My Ground, selected by Forrest Gander as the winner of the 2014 Drunken Boat Poetry Book Contest, and On the Other Side, Blue (Four Way, 2011). She teaches creative writing in the Chinese University of Hong Kong's MA Program in Literary Studies, and is a PhD Fellow in the School of English at the University of Hong Kong, where she studies contemporary poetry's responses to US militarization. She also co-edits poetry for Juked and curates Hong Kong's English-language poetry craft talk series, Ragged Claws. In Spring 2016, she was Lingnan University's Writer in Residence.

Collier grew up in the Texas hill country and on Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan. She attended Barnard College and lived in New York City for a decade, until she moved to Irvine for UCI's Graduate Workshop in Poetry, where she completed her MFA in 2008. Since then, she's been a MacDowell Fellow and a Ucross Foundation Resident, and was the Fishtrap Writer in Residence for two years in Enterprise, Oregon. She has taught poetry and writing at UC Irvine and Laguna College of Art and Design in California, and in Hong Kong at the Chinese University, Lingnan University, and the Hong Kong Education University, as well as for community groups and school-age students.