Nancy Peterson


1319 Lakeview Ave.
Winona, MN 55987

Author's Bio

Nancy Kay Peterson’s poetry has appeared in print in ArtWord Quarterly, Futures, Loonfeather, Lost Lake Folk Opera, North Coast Review, Rag Mag, Red Booth Review, Sidewalks, Texas Poetry Calendar, Trapeze, and The Wolf Head Quarterly, and online in A View from the LoftJerseyworks, One Sentence Poems, Spank the Carp, Three Line Poetry and NorthWords. Two poems were nominated for The Pushcart Prize (2001 and 2002).   Belated Remembrance, Nancy’s first chapbook, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2010. For five years, from 2004-2009, she co-edited and co-published the quarterly journal Main Channel Voices: A Dam Fine Literary Magazine (Winona, MN). Her Backwaters column appeared at the end of each issue…just as the column Headwaters by co-publisher Carol Borzyskowski began each issue.

Publications & Prizes

Texas Poetry Calendar 2004 (Flying Cow Productions, 2004)
Winona State Univeristy Scrapbook (Donning, 2008)
Belated Remembrance (Finishing Line Press, 2010)
A View From the Loft
Artword Quarterly
Great River Review
Main Channel Voices
North Coast Review
polyphony online
Red Booth Review
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Trapeze Magazine
Wolf Head Quarterly
Prizes won: 
  • “You'll Catch Your Death of Cold” (Sidewalks, Spring/Summer 1999) – Nominated for 2001 Pushcart Prize
  • “For the Love Of” (FMAM Futures Mysterious Anthology Magazine, Summer 2003) – Grand winner of the 2001 “A Picture is Worth 1000-2000 Words Contest”
  • “Practical Joker” (North Coast Review, Winter 2001) – Nominated for a 2002 Pushcart Prize
  • “Beginning to End” (A View from the Loft, April/May 2003 online) – Le Poème contest finalist
  • “Instructions on Chivalry” – New Century Writer Awards 2003 quarter finalist
  • “North Meets South” – New Century Writer Awards 2003 quarter finalist
  • “Lost in the Stars” – FMAM Futures Mysterious Anthology Magazine 2003-2004 Poetic Mayhem Contest 2nd place winner

More Information

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Identifies as: 
Norwegian American
Born in: 
Madison, WI
Raised in: 
Mount Prospect, IL
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Last update: Jan 11, 2020