Poet Sally Nacker
Wednesday, Nov. 29
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Main Library Auditorium
A light lunch will be provided courtesy of the library
Poet Sally Nacker, who will read and discuss her new volume of poetry Night Snow.
Nacker has won high praise from her peers.
If Emily Dickinson were to work in a flower shop, you would have Sally Nacker. Her poems are often about nature, small moments; her talent is the quiet observation. – Kim Bridgford, editor of Mezzo Cammin, and author of Doll
In these quiet songlike poems there are moments, miracles, when language seems almost to become what it describes. – Henry Lyman, author of The Land Has Its Say.
Nacker’s cover illustrator for Night Snow, Mary Lou Bierman, will join her to discuss how an artist creates a book jacket for a new title. “In my heart of hearts, I have always been an artist” says Connecticut resident, Mary Lou Bierman. She has enjoyed drawing and painting, photography, pottery, interior design, book binding and culinary arts. She prefers pastel painting and is very excited to have one such work appear on Sally Nacker’s lovely book of poetry.
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. Journals in which Sally is published include Mezzo Cammin: An Online Journal of Formalist Poetry by Women (Mezzo Cammin),The Wayfarer: A Journal of Contemplative Literature, The Fourth River, The Orchards, Grey Sparrow Journal, and The Red Wheelbarrow.
Her second collection, Night Snow
, was released on October 21, 2017, also published by Kelsay Books. She resides in New England with her husband, and their two cats, and works in flowers. She invites you to visit her website at www.sallynacker.com