sally nacker

The Orchards Poetry Journal

Summer, 2020

In Print, and Online

My poem "Steepletop Museum,

for Edna St. Vincent Millay"

is included in this

beautiful new issue of

The Orchards Poetry Journal:

Congratulations, Karen Kelsay!

January, 2020

Two new poems are published in Mezzo Cammin: "The Visit," and "Dry Spell"

December, 2019

My new poem "Old Age" published in The Orchards Poetry Journal.

June, 2018

Poems "The Deer," and "Two Does in Snow" published in Mezzo Cammin.

October, 2017

My second collection, Night Snow,
is released.

Spring, 2017

My second collection, Night Snow, has been accepted by Kelsay Books, and is due out late fall.

My poem, "Peony" was accepted by The Fourth River (Tributaries).

Winter, 2017

March: happily, two new poems, “Robin," and “Night Snow," have just been accepted by The Orchards.

Also, a new poem, “Study in White and Yellow," has just been accepted by the National Issue of The Red Wheelbarrow Literary Magazine, due out in the fall.

Happy to have three poems this winter in Mezzo Cammin: An Online Journal of Formalist Poetry by Women: .

And a new poem, delightedly, in 

Grey Sparrow Journal: .

Summer, 2016

Two poems from Vireo (“Birdwatching," and “Vireo") were selected for publication in the new, beautiful poetry journal The Orchards: https://orchardsp'

I am honored that Professor Hollis Seamon chose to talk about my poems “Florist During Loss," and “Prayer During Rain" in her Fairfield University MFA summer, 2016, residency seminar: Reading/Writing Dis-ease. She discussed the poems in terms of their success in conveying the depths of grief.

Fall, 2016

Three of my poems (“A Poem's in a Blade of Grass," “Winter Boughs," and “A Visit to Fort Juniper") have just been accepted for the winter issue of Mezzo Cammin: An Online Journal of Formalist Poetry by Women.

Fall, 2015

I was delighted to learn that Hollis Seamon, distinguished professor and author, is teaching Vireo this fall (2015) at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY: ENG 246-01 Imaginative Writing: Practice and Pedagogy. She is focusing on the ekphrastic poems, as well as two poems in which I include epigraphs.

Two new poems have just been accepted for publication by Mezzo Cammin: An Online Journal of Formalist Poetry by Women: "Florist During Loss," and “Prayer During Rain" will appear in the June, 2016 issue.

Sally at New Pond Farm in Redding, CT

Invited Readings

Tuesday, December 4 at 7 p.m. 

Fairfield University Bookstore Celebrate 6 new publications by MFA Alums:

Michael Belanger – The History of Jane Doe

Dan Gunderman – Synod

Sally Nacker – Night Snow

Ioanna Opidee – Waking Slow

Steve Otfinoski – The Selma Marches for Civil Rights: We Shall Overcome

Tom Seiger – The Astronaut’s Son

November 29, 2017

AuthorSpeak at the Norwalk Public Library, noon-1:30. I will read from my newly published book Night Snow. Discussion to follow. Lunch included.

September 7, 2017, I will read my poem, "Quieted" as part of the ekphrasis v project at Fairfield University Museum:

April 2, 2017, I will read my 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.

December 1, 2016, I am reading with poet David K. Leff as part of the Poets In Conversation series at the Norwalk Public Library: .

MFA Alumni and Student Reading: Downtown Fairfield Bookstore, Fairfield, CT, November 3, 2016.

Poetry by the Sea: A Global Conference, Madison, CT, 2015-2017:

In 2015, Sally Nacker was a featured poet at the conference with her book Vireo . In 2016, to give back, Sally hosted a New Books Panel. In 2017, she will be back to host the same panel! Again, in 2018, plus an additional panel!

Norwalk Lit Crawl, Apricot Bar & Grill, Norwalk, CT, March, 2016, and April 2017

Sally Nacker reads her poems.

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:

MFA Reception: New Rivers Press, White Pine Press and Fairfield University.