sally nacker

EDUCATION

Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

      Master of Fine Arts, Poetry

University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

      Bachelor of Arts, Communications and Theatre Arts

PUBLICATIONS

      Books:

Night Snow (Poems), Kelsay Books, October, 2017.

Vireo (Poems), Kelsay Books: White Violet Press, February, 2015.

      Literary Journals (Poetry):


The Orchards Poetry Journal (June, 2020), Karen Kelsay, Editor: "Steepltop Museum, for Edna St. Vincent Millay"

Mezzo Cammin: An Online Journal of Formalist Poetry by Women (March, 2020), Kim Bridgford, Editor: "The Visit," and "Dry Spell"


The Orchards (December, 2019), Karen Kelsay and Carol Lynn Stevenson Grellas, Editors: "Old Age"


The Orchards (Winter, 2018), Karen Kelsay and Carol Lynn Stevenson Grellas, Editors:

"Wonder," and "The Bear

Mezzo Cammin: An Online Journal of Formalist Poetry by Women (Summer, 2018), Kim Bridgford, Editor: "The Deer," "Two Does in Snow"



The Fourth River (Tributaries)-(summer, 2017), Sheila Squillante, Editor: "Peony"

National Issue of Red Wheelbarrow Literary Magazine (fall, 2017),Ken Weisner, Editor: “Study in White and Yellow."

The Orchards (spring, 2017), Karen Kelsay and Jeff Holt, Editors: “Robin," and “Night Snow"

Grey Sparrow Journal (winter, 2017), Diane Smith, Editor: “Winter Moment at a Vermont Inn."

Mezzo Cammin: An Online Journal of Formalist Poetry by Women (winter, 2017), Kim Bridgford, Editor: “A Poem's in a Blade of Grass," “Winter Boughs," and “A Visit to Fort Juniper."

The Orchards (August, 2016), Karen Kelsay, Editor: “Birdwatching," and “Vireo."

Mezzo Cammin: An Online Journal of Formalist Poetry by Women (June, 2016), Kim Bridgford, Editor: “Florist During Loss," and “Prayer During Rain."

Mezzo Cammin: An Online Journal of Formalist Poetry by Women (June, 2015), Kim Bridgford, Editor: “Emily Dickinson's Main Street, Amherst,” “During Stillness,” “Left."

Mezzo Cammin: An Online Journal of Formalist Poetry by Women (June, 2014), Kim Bridgford, Editor: “Emily,” “Cardinal."

The Wayfarer: A Journal of Contemplative Literature (March, 2014), Homebound Publications, Leslie M. Browning, Editor:

“My Father’s Eighty-fifth Birthday,” “The Naturalist,” “A Preponderance in Spring."

The Centennial Review (1989), Linda Wagner-Martin, Editor:

“Letter to My Father: On a Photograph."

Plains Poetry Journal (January, 1989), Jane Greer, Editor:

“Child’s Room."

The Old Red Kimono (Spring, 1987), Bobby Poole, Editor:

“Child’s Song."

The Small Pond Magazine of Literature (1984), Napoleon St. Cyr, Editor:

“Avoir l’Apprenti dans le Soleil,” “Thief of Her Muse."

    Nonfiction:

“Wings and Windows: My Letter to Amy Lowell,” a forty-page, critical paper composed in letter format to poet Amy Lowell. 

Published by Winona Media: Poems and Stories from the Heart (Winona Media: Poems and Stories from the Heart ), May, 2014.

“Wings and Windows: My Letter to Amy Lowell,” Poetry Foundation: Harriet Blog (poet Annie Finch discusses my paper): Wings and Windows , April, 2012.


AWARDS

Honorable Mention: Vireo, The Wayfarer Poetry Prize, Homebound Publications (May, 2014).

Semifinalist: Vireo, Crab Orchard Review Series in Poetry (March, 2014).

Finalist: Vireo, Fairfield Book Prize, New Rivers Press (May, 2013).

INVITED READINGS

FUMFA (Fairfield University MFA) Reading, May 1, 2020

Sally will read along with Susan Smith Daniels. Live on facebook.


AuthorSpeak: Norwalk Public Library, November 29, 2017

Sally will read from her new book, Night Snow. Discussion will follow. Lunch included.

Poetry and Prose Reading, ekphrasis v: Fairfield University Museum, September 7, 2017

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/poetry-and-prose-reading-ekphrasis-v-tickets-34581619555

Sally will read her poem, "Study in White and Yellow," to Jim Clark's jazz score, "Spring at Last," as part of the Jazz/Poetry Celebration at the Norwalk Public Library, April 2, 2017

http://www.jimclarkperforms.com/

Downtown Fairfield Bookstore, Fairfield, CT, November 3, 2016, 7PM:

Fairfield University alumni and student reading. Sally will read a few of her newer poems.

Apricot Bar and Grill, Norwalk, CT, March, 2016, and April, 2017:

    Sally Nacker reads her poems for Norwalk Lit Crawl. Event sponsored by the Norwalk Public Library;

    proceeds benefit Norwalk Reads.

Fairfield University MFA Summer Residency on Ender’s Island, Mystic, CT, July 19, 2015:

    2013 Alumna, Sally Nacker, reads from her new book, Vireo.

Poetry by the Sea: A Global Conference, Madison, CT, May 26, 2015:

    New Books Reading: Meredith Bergmann, Rebecca Foust, Rick Mullin, Sally Nacker.

Norwalk Public Library AuthorSpeak Luncheon, Norwalk, CT, May 15, 2015:

    Reading and discussion of Vireo.

Fairfield University Bookstore: A celebration of Vireo, Fairfield, CT, May 14, 2015.

Books on the Common, Ridgefield, CT, May 2, 2015:

    Sally Nacker and Ira Joe Fisher.

Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Minneapolis, MN, May 9, 2015:

Sally Nacker reads her poems at the MFA Reception:

New Rivers Press, White Pine Press, and Fairfield University.

INTERESTS AND STUDIES (MOST RECENT)

-Poems, Biographies, and Letters

The Romantics: Blake, Coleridge, Shelley, Keats, Clare.

Emily Dickinson.

Gerard Manley Hopkins.

Edna St. Vincent Millay. Sara Teasdale.

Amy Lowell.

Robert Francis.

Theodore Roethke.