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
"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
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 15 Bytes Poetry Prize, TheNation/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.
"Dearest Water" forthcoming, Clover,
"Poem for Women Only" and "Driving to Town for Mangoes" forthcoming, Limberlost Review, summer 2018.
"Pieces in a Whole Mirror" and "A Mirror's Reply" forthcoming, Sugarhouse Review, summer 2018.
Red Voice, Finishing Line Press, 2016
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,
in 15 Bytes