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: