Night Snow

Night Snow

by Sally Nacker
Night Snow

Night Snow

by Sally Nacker


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If Emily Dickinson were to work in a flower shop, you would have Sally Nacker. Her poems are often about nature, small moments; her talent is the quiet observation: "Gift me hope when grief is long; / grant me a little floating song" ("Prayer During Rain"). Subtly, Nacker readjusts our expectations with her more muted approach: "There will be no table in heaven, / I would think" ("During Stillness"). Although she has been through sorrow, she is content with life on earth. After all, "A poem's in a blade of grass" ("A Poem's in a Blade of Grass"). Like W. S. Merwin (whose epigraph frames the book, and whose preoccupations mirror Nacker's), Emily Dickinson, and Walt Whitman, Nacker indicates that "nature's Mass . . . awoke me to a holiness" ("A Poem's in a Blade of Grass"). Nacker's gift, along with her metrical skill, is that she brings the reader along with her.

- Kim Bridgford, editor of Mezzo Cammin, and author of Doll

In these quiet songlike poems there are moments, miracles, when language seems almost to become what it describes.

-Henry Lyman, author of The Land Has Its Say

The stillness in Sally Nacker's poems is infused with a wonderful vitality. I found myself lingering over each poem and the quiet immensity the poem brought forth. There is real feeling here, "a little floating song," that invigorates and instructs.

- BaronWormser, author of Tom o' Vietnam

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947465244
Publisher: Kelsay Books
Publication date: 09/22/2017
Pages: 34
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.07(d)

About the Author

After receiving recognition as finalist (Fairfield Book Prize), semifinalist (Crab Orchard Series in Poetry), and honorable mention (Homebound Publications), Sally's first book, Vireo, was published by Kelsay Books in 2015. Shortly afterwards, Dr. Kim Bridgford invited her to be a featured poet at Poetry by the Sea: A Global Conference in Madison, CT. Sally earned her MFA in Poetry from Fairfield University in 2013. She resides in New England with her husband, and their two cats, and works in flowers. She invites you to visit her website at
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