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

 AWARDS


Connecticut Audubon Society's Edwin Way Teale Writer-in-Residence at Trail Wood, summer, 2020

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)

PUBLICATIONS

Books:


Kindness in Winter (Poems), Kelsay Books, May, 2021

Night Snow (Poems), Kelsay Books: Aldrich Press, 2017

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



Literary Journals (Poetry):

2022

Quill and Parchment, Sharmagne Leland-St. John, Editor-in-Chief, and Michael Escoubas, Editor: Featured Poet, January, 2022

Your Daily Poem, Jayne Jaudon Ferrer, Editor: "White Cherry Blossoms in April, New England"  (April)


2021

The Orchards Poetry Journal, Summer 2021, Karen Kelsay, Editor: "Emily Dickinson's Amherst, Main Street"

Quill and Parchment, Sharmagne Leland-St. John, Editor-in-Chief, and Michael Escoubas, Editor: "Tōmyōdai: The Early Lighthouses"

Your Daily Poem, Jayne Jaudon Ferrer, Editor: "During Stillness, " Robin"

Hawk and Whippoorwill, Cory Willingham, Zachary Bos, Editors: "Kindness in Winter"

The Orchards Poetry Journal, Winter 2021, Karen Kelsay, Editor: "Saying Goodbye"

ONE ART , Mark Danowsky, Editor: "David's Art," "North and South," "David's Garden"

Blue Unicorn, John Hart and Ruth G. Iodice, Editors: "Blue"

An Amaranthine Summer: Poems and Stories, Shane Warren and Ryan Wasser, Editors: "Saying Goodbye," "My Father's Eighty-Fifth Birthday," "My New Gladness"

HOOT , Janie Cannarella, Editor: "Poet's Garden"

The Sunlight Press, Rudri Patel & Beth Burrell, Editors: "Wild Phlox," "Japanese Brush Painting"


2020 and Earlier


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 and March, 2019), 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 (1988), 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"

 Nonfiction:


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



NOTEWORTHY  INVITED READINGS


FUMFA (Fairfield University MFA) Poets and Writers Live! Reading, May 1, 2020

Reading from Night Snow. Live on Facebook.


Norwalk Public Library AuthorSpeak Luncheon, Norwalk, CT, November, 2017

Reading and discussion of Night Snow.


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

 2013 Alumna, Sally Nacker, reads from her first 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


Robert Francis.

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

Emily Dickinson.

Gerard Manley Hopkins.

Edna St. Vincent Millay. Sara Teasdale.

Amy Lowell.

Theodore Roethke.

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