sally nacker 

Click here to edit subtitle


“Vireo by Sally Nacker is a quiet, beautiful book. 


With nature as its subject, this collection


gives voice to the backdrop of our lives. 


“Where late the sweet birds sang,” Shakespeare writes,


and this might be Nacker’s credo.  A semi formalist,


Nacker uses rhyme with a master’s grace,


and with the music of both joy and sorrow. Dickinson


is her clear foremother—in both subject matter


and form—but these poems


are at the same time Nacker’s own. 


A lovely and resonant debut collection.”


 –Kim Bridgford


 


“The poems in Sally Nacker’s Vireo are bright with


insight and surprise: a lawn rake ruminates


on its aging owner; a turtle’s shell


becomes a room into which the poet,


like the turtle, withdraws; a painting


turns its viewer into the anxious figure it portrays.


Be they light or dark, Nacker plumbs her subjects


with a deft touch, a keen sense of sound and harmony,


and precise attention to detail.


                Her refreshingly quiet sensibility is a welcome harbor.”


–Henry Lyman