Nancy Nowak's work has appeared in various publications, including The Sonora Review, Seneca Review, Fireweed, Confluence, The Jefferson Monthly, The MacGuffin, and Poetry Northwest, as well as the anthologies The Zeppelin Reader (University of Iowa Press) and Windblown Sheets: Poems by Mothers and Daughters (Clatsop). She holds an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and is a writing instructor at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.
Recognizing the need for poetry in our lives, the Oregon Poetic Voices Project (OPV) has begun to create a comprehensive digital archive of poetry readings that will complement existing print collections of poetry across the state.
"We each carry lines of poetry with us. Words that others have written float back to us and stay with us, indelibly. We clutch these "life lines" like totems, repeat them as mantras, and summon them for comfort and laughter."
-Academy of American Poets