Sally Nacker received her MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from Fairfield University in Connecticut in 2013. Before its acceptance for publication by Kelsay Books in 2015, her poetry collection, Vireo, was selected as a finalist for the Fairfield Book Prize (New Rivers Press), a semifinalist for the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry, and received an honorable mention for the Homebound Publications Poetry Prize.
Her second collection--Night Snow--was published in 2017. Her third collection--Kindness in Winter--is just out this May (2021). Both are published by Kelsay Books.
Journals in which Sally has recently been published include: Quill and Parchment, Your Daily Poem, ONE ART, An Amaranthine Summer: Poems and Stories, Blue Unicorn, The Sunlight Press, Hawk and Whippoorwill, The Orchards Poetry Journal, and Mezzo Cammin: An Online Journal of Formalist Poetry by Women.
In the summer of 2020, Sally was Writer-in-Residence at the Edwin Way Teale Memorial Sanctuary at Trail Wood in Hampton, CT.
Her paper on poet Amy Lowell was discussed by Annie Finch on Poetry Foundation’s Harriet Blog (Wings and Windows).