Selected Poetry

Nancy’s Published Poetry:

One Season Closer to Quiet
Blue Earth Review – Spring 2023 pg 79

Locker Room Talk
The MacGuffin Volume 39.1

Poetry Consumed with Chocolate Fudge
Black Fox Literary Magazine Summer 2023 Issue #25 p89

I Propose we Worship Lady Slippers
Wildflower Poetry Anthology: Tiny Seed Literary Journal 8/23

Let The Fields Speak for Themselves
Hyacinth Review Volume October 5, 2023

Blue House Journal Issue #6, 2023

In The Voices of Birds
Tipton Poetry Journal #54 Fall 2022 pg 43

Suburban Woman Loses Two Breasts in a Rainstorm
Rogue Agent Journal Issue 77 August 1, 2021

The Maple Woods
Mantis, Issue 19, December 2020

The Lost Children
The BeZine September 2020

George Floyd’s Voice
The BeZine September 2020 – scroll down

The BeZine September 2020 – scroll down

The Wild
Cider Press Review May 2020

Full Moon in Santa Cruz
Birdland Journal January 2020

Birdland Journal January 2020

Birdland Journal January 2020

The East End and The Mower 
Dandelion Review, January 2018

Feminine Geometry
California Quarterly, November 2018

Wind Still Blowing through Him
Blueline Vol XXXVII 2016

Ages of the Barn
Blueline Vol XXXVII 2016

San Mateo Poetry Contest Winner in 2016

Afternoon in a Women’s Jail
By and By Poetry, September 2015

A Clock Ticks Without Mercy at 3AM
By and By Poetry, September 2015

Millers Mills Ice Harvest
Avocet, A Journal of Nature Poetry, October 2015

Wedding Day
Concho River Review, December 2009

8AM at Cafe Verona
Mangrove 2005

Arc Poetica
Voce Piena December 2004

Changing Millenium
Danville Poetry Award, July 2000

Love Poem
Poet Talk, November 2000

Nancy’s Book:

The Well: Poems from Twin Pines Farm

About Nancy

Nancy Huxtable Mohr has a B.S. from Cornell University and California Teacher’s Credential from San Francisco State, as well as Independent Study in poetry with Eavan Boland at Stanford University. She is a member of the Community of Writers and taught for ten years with California Poets in the Schools both in private and public schools and the San Mateo County Women’s Jail. Nancy has one book of poetry, The Well, and is published in numerous journals.  She lives in Northern California.

The Well:  Poems from Twin Pines Farm is her first book.

Nancy has published in:

Tipton Poetry Journal

The BeZine

Rogue Agent Journal

Mantis Journal – Stanford University

Cider Press Review

Avocet and other journals

Selected poems:

“in the voices of birds” in Issue #54 Tipton Poetry Journal

“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

The Well: Poems from Twin Pines Farm

The Well: Poems from Twin Pines Farm illuminate the lives of an American farm family. The poems are drawn from her own experience growing up on the farm in the 1950s and from the contents of a pine trunk filled with family papers, letters, and diaries of her ancestors who established the farm and made it flourish for more than two centuries. The poems convey her family’s relationship with the land and the people and provides a account of their aspirations, their contributions of hard work and ingenuity, and their unconquerable ability to thrive whatever the circumstances they encountered.


“These superb and finely crafted poems give voice to women who lived through war, who cherished family, who wrote letters, who above all left a precious chronicle of their moment. And all against the backdrop of a beloved landscape. The true power of these poems is that they never settle for a lost world. Through lyric speech and searing detail, the poetry brings that world into our present, where it will remain in the reader’s memory for a long time. “

Eavan Boland: Poet, Professor of Humanities and English Director of Creative Writing at Stanford University

“Your book..I got it, read it, we talked about it, and admired it very much.  It is a remarkable and memorable book.  And assuming you won’t mind, we will pass this new copy on to our granddaughter, Virginia for ordering for our bookstore..” 

Wendell Berry: Poet, Novelist, Environmentalist  The Bookstore at the Berry Center

Enjoy a selection of poems from The Well

Available to order on Amazon

All proceeds of The Well: Poems from Twin Pines Farm will be donated to the Otsego Land Trust, a 501c3 organization in Otsego County, Cooperstown, New York.

136 pages, 79 poems
Black & white and color photographs and illustrations
Softcover edition designed by Robert Perry
Cover photography by Paul Kidder
Watercolor painting of Twin Pines by Robert Huxtable
Published by Butternut Press

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