Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
The poet was born a farmer’s daughter, raised on Twin Pines, a two hundred-year-old family farm in Upstate New York. She graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science degree and has a California State Teacher’s Credential from San Francisco State University. She has worked in the arts both professionally as a Development Director for Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View, California and taught poetry in schools with California Poets in the Schools and at a women’s jail with the Alternatives’ Program as part of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Nancy has worked as a volunteer in the arts for fifty years and participated in choral groups and plays piano.
The Well: Poems from Twin Pines Farm is her first book.
Her poetry is also published in quarterly journals and magazines.
"Wedding Day" in Concho River Review, December 2009
"Ages of the Barn" in Blueline Vol XXXVII 2016
"Wind Still Blowing through Him" in Blueline Vol XXXVII 2016
"Millers Mills Ice Harvest" in Avocet, A Journal of Nature Poetry, October 2015
"Feathers", San Mateo Poetry Contest Winner in 2016
"Feminine Geometry" in California Quarterly, November 2018
"The East End" and "The Mower" Dandelion Review, January 2018