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News

Spring, 2017

My chapbook, Night Snow, has been accepted by Kelsay Books, and is due out late fall.


My poem, "Peony" was accepted by The Fourth River (Tributaries).


Winter, 2017


March: happily, two new poems, “Robin," and “Night Snow," have just been accepted by The Orchards.


Also, a new poem, “Study in White and Yellow," has just been accepted by the National Issue of The Red Wheelbarrow Literary Magazine, due out in the fall.


Happy to have three poems this winter in Mezzo Cammin: An Online Journal of Formalist Poetry by Women:

http://www.mezzocammin.com/iambic.php?vol=2016&iss=2&cat=poetry&page=nacker .


And a new poem, delightedly, in Grey Sparrow Journal:

https://greysparrowpress.sharepoint.com/Pages/2017WinterKnacker.aspx .


Fall, 2016

Three of my poems (“A Poem's in a Blade of Grass," “Winter Boughs," and “A Visit to Fort Juniper") have just been accepted for the winter issue of Mezzo Cammin: An Online Journal of Formalist Poetry by Women.


Summer, 2016 

Two poems from Vireo (“Birdwatching," and “Vireo") were selected for publication in the new, beautiful poetry journal The Orchards: https://orchardspoetry.com/


I am honored that Professor Hollis Seamon chose to talk about my poems “Florist During Loss," and “Prayer During Rain" in her Fairfield University MFA summer,  2016,  residency seminar: Reading/Writing Dis-ease.  She discussed the poems in terms of their success in conveying the depths of grief.


Invited Readings


September 7, 2017, I will be reading my poem, "Quieted," as part of the ekphrasis v project at Fairfield University Museum:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/poetry-and-prose-reading-ekphrasis-v-tickets-34581619555


April 2, 2017, I will be reading my poem "Study in White and Yellow" to Jim Clark's jazz score, "Spring at Last," as part of the Jazz/Poetry Celebration at the Norwalk Public Library. 2pm. Admission: free.


December 12016, I will be reading with poet David K. Leff as part of the Poets In Conversation series at the Norwalk Public Library. The series was created, and will be hosted by Norwalk's first Poet Laureate, Laurel Peterson:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/poets-in-conversation-tickets-29523930872?aff=erelexpmlt .

The event is free and open to everyone!


MFA Alumni and Student Reading: Downtown Fairfield Bookstore, Fairfield, CT, November 3, 2016, 7PM





Fall, 2015

I was delighted to learn that Hollis Seamon, distinguished professor and author, is teaching Vireo this fall (2015) at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY: ENG 246-01 Imaginative Writing: Practice and Pedagogy. She is focusing on the ekphrastic poems, as well as two poems in which I include epigraphs.


Two new poems have just been accepted for publication by Mezzo Cammin: An Online Journal of Formalist Poetry by Women: "Florist During Loss," and “Prayer During Rain" will appear in the June, 2016 issue.

Poetry by the Sea: A Global Conference, Madison, CT, 2015-2017:

In 2015, Sally Nacker was a featured poet at the conference with her book Vireo . In 2016, to give back, Sally hosted a New Books Panel. In 2017, she will be back to host the same panel!


Norwalk Lit Crawl, Apricot Bar & Grill, Norwalk, CT, March 16, 2016, 6-7PM:

Sally Nacker reads four poems ("A Poem's in a Blade of Grass," "A Visit to Fort Juniper," "The Cardinal," and "Emily Dickinson's Amherst, Main Street"). Sponsored by the Norwalk Public Library; proceeds benefit Norwalk Reads.

 

Fairfield University MFA Summer Residency on Ender’s Island, Mystic, CT, July 19, 2015:

      2013 Alumna, Sally Nacker, reads from her new book, Vireo.

 

Poetry by the Sea: A Global Conference, Madison, CT, May 26, 2015:

     New Books Reading: Meredith Bergmann, Rebecca Foust, Rick Mullin, Sally Nacker.

 

Norwalk Public Library AuthorSpeak Luncheon, Norwalk, CT, May 15, 2015:

     Reading and discussion of Vireo.

 

Fairfield University Bookstore: A celebration of Vireo, Fairfield, CT,  May 14, 2015.

 

Books on the Common, Ridgefield, CT, May 2, 2015:

     Sally Nacker and Ira Joe Fisher.

 

Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Minneapolis, MN, May 9, 2015:

MFA Reception: New Rivers Press, White Pine Press and Fairfield University.