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.

Enjoy a selection of poems from The Well

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

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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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Selected Poetry

Nancy’s Book:

The Well: Poems from Twin Pines Farm Published 2018

Nancy’s Published Poetry:

The Lost Children Published in The BeZine September 2020

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

Lost Published in The BeZine September 2020 – scroll down

The Wild Published in Cider Press Review May 2020

Full Moon in Santa Cruz Published by Birdland Journal January 2020

Flight Published by Birdland Journal January 2020

Home Published by Birdland Journal January 2020

The East End and The Mower  Published by Dandelion Review, January 2018

Feminine Geometry Published by California Quarterly, November 2018

Wind Still Blowing through Him Published by Blueline Vol XXXVII 2016

Ages of the Barn Published in Blueline Vol XXXVII 2016

Feathers San Mateo Poetry Contest Winner in 2016

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

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

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

Wedding Day Published in Concho River Review, December 2009

8AM at Cafe Verona Published by Mangrove 2005

Arc Poetica Published by Voce Piena December 2004

Changing Millenium Danville Poetry Award, July 2000

Love Poem Published in Poet Talk, November 2000

About Nancy

Nancy Huxtable Mohr has a B.S. from Cornell University and California Teacher’s Credential from SF State, as well as attending many conferences and classes at Stanford and Cornell. She is currently in independent study at Stanford University and is a member of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. She has taught for ten years as member of California Poets in the Schools both in private and public schools and the San Mateo County Jail. Nancy has published one book of poetry, The Well. Further information and work can be found on her website, NancyHuxtableMohr.org. She lives in Northern California.

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

She has published in:

Cider Press Review
Mangrove
ZZYZZA
Bay Area Poet’s Coalition
Blueline
Concho River Review
Avocet and other publications

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

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