Online Interview about the writing
of The Worrier poems.
Links to poetry exercises
I am available to teach workshops. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
October 15th, 7 pm, "Ancient Myths in Contemporary Voices," Reading, along with Danielle Dubrasky and Shanan Ballam, Ken Sanders Bookstore, Salt Lake City
Utah Humanities Book Festival https://www.kensandersbooks.com/pages/events/185/danielle-dubrasky-shanan-ballam-nancy
October 17th, 7 pm, 15 Bytes Book Award for Poetry for The Worrier, along with Finalists Mike White and Adam Giannelli, Utah Humanities Book Festival, Printed Garden Bookstore, Sandy, UT http://artistsofutah.org/15Bytes/
October 25th, Weber State University,
Book Discussion, Workshop, and Reading , 12 pm.
"The Bear Feeder" and 'Waterfall"
"The Worrier toad" and "The Worrier red-winged blackbirds"
"The Great American Jacket"
"The Worrier hatred" and "The Worrier volunteer"
Letter to America, terrain.org 2016
"The Worrier boaters"
Nancy Takacs's poetry has appeared in The Harvard Review, Kestrel, Hayden's Ferry Review, Nimrod, Weber, and many other literary journals. She is the recipient of awards, including The Juniper Prize, Finalist for the National Poetry Series, The Sherwin Howard Poetry Prize, the Kay Saunders Poetry Prize, the 2018 15 Bytes Poetry Prize, the 2016 15 Bytes Poetry Prize, The Nation/Discovery Award, and the book-length Poetry Award from the Utah Arts Council. Nancy has also been an artist-in-the schools, as well as in prisons. An MFA from the Iowa Writer's Workshop, she is an emeritus professor at Utah State University Eastern, and former wilderness studies instructor. She currently teaches writing workshops privately, and for communities of writers, nature and its wild places a source of inspiration for her writing as well as her teaching. Helping others find their voice through the writing process is a focus in her classes. Nancy lives in Wellington, Utah, with her husband Jan, and their two dogs. The San Rafael Swell nearby is one of her favorite hiking places. She spends time in Bayfield, Wisconsin,
also happy to be near the Big Lake.
"Talking to God on Black Bear Road" and "Heavy Weather" forthcoming in
American Journal of Poetry, Winter, 2019
"Accident" and "Light Box" forthcoming in 2River Review, Winter 2019
"Lavender" and "Lillies" forthcoming, Kestrel, Spring 2019
"Dearest Water" Clover,
"Poem for Women Only" and "Driving to Town for Mangoes" forthcoming, Limberlost Review, Winter 2018.
"Pieces in a Whole Mirror" and "A Mirror's Reply" Sugarhouse Review, Summer 2018.
"What the Landscape Might Say"
commemorative poem for the Helper Project's Fine Art Landscape Show https://www.thehelperproject.net/ptta-portfolio/helper-and-the-landscape/
Red Voice, Finishing Line Press, 2016
2017, U. of Massachusetts Press, finalist for the National Poetry Series, and 2018 winner of the 15 Bytes Poetry Book Award.
"Talking to God on County Road H"
Runner-up for Missouri Review Editor's Prize, published Spring 2017
"Coming Back" Clover, Fall 2017
"The Worrier scars," "The Worrier vanishing bees," and "The Worrier yellow-headed blackbirds" in Weber Journal, Spring 2017
"Wildness for Emily Dickinson,"
Red Rock Review, Spring 2017
Blue Patina, Blue Begonia Press, 2015
winner of 2016 "15 Bytes" Book Award
Reviewed by Danielle Dubrasky
Juniper, hand-letter press chapbook,Limberlost Press, 2012
Wild Animals, Outlaw Artists Press, 2008
Preserves, City Art Press, 2004
Pale Blue Wings, hand-letter press chapbook, Limberlost Press, 2001
Review by Katie Kingston
in Sugarhouse Review, 2017