About

At my desk: therefore, in a good mood.

At my desk: therefore, in a good mood.

Nancy White is a poet and teacher living in upstate New York. She’s blogging for no good reason, just in the mood to try the medium and harass her friends. Will they still love her? Tune in next month and see…

Her first book, Sun, Moon, Salt, won the Washington Prize for poetry and a second edition was issued by The Word Works in 2009.

Tamarack Editions published her second collection of poems, Detour, in the spring of 2010.

Her poems appear in many journals, including Antioch Review, Black Warrior Review, Cincinnati Review, Diner, FIELD, The Journal, Massachusetts Review, Nimrod, Poet Lore, Rattle, Seneca Review, Sojourners, and Washington Square.

Grants or residencies have been a huge help; The MacDowell Colony, The Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and The Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council have all given this poet a serious boost! Thanks, guys.

Thanks, too, to the schools that have been mad enough to hire me: first Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn, which breaks the mold; then Bennington College where the course caps were 12; lastly, and possibly forever, Adirondack Community College where the students are plentiful and the surprises never cease.

And every place is full of writers: voices, stories,  reason to speak.

Here’s why I left NYC:

a daily view to cleanse the tangled worker...

4 responses to “About

  1. dgreenleaf

    Hi Nancy. Thanks for subscribing to my blog, Pono. I’d like to subscribe to yours but don’t see a subscribe option. Do you offer this? I’m going to add a link to your blog on mine. I read your poems and liked them very much.
    Take care,
    Deidra

  2. GF Boyer

    So happy to find you again, Nancy! I’ve been a fan of yours for years. Today I reread Sun, Moon, Salt and was once again bowled over by it. Love “The Secret Seems To Be” right now, just as I’ve loved many of your poems over the years since I discovered your work. I just ordered your second book — didn’t realize you had another one out. Hooray and congratulations.

    • Geeze! What a kind message! The sad story that goes, alas, with my second book is that within a year of its publication, the publisher died an untimely death, leaving his press with no one at the helm, and many poets, whose work he had supported over the years, grieved and bereft. Allen Hoey, Salute! His wife is in legal swampland trying to figure out what to do with Tamarack Editions, so if you can’t get a copy of DETOUR on Amazon, let me know and we’ll figure out something else. Thank you so much for enjoying my poems!

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