New in April 2016
The Shady Sisters


New in 2014
Acts of Balance


New Historical Novel:
    Queens Never
    Make Bargains


    Questions for
    Midnight Fires


Walking into the Wild
Broken Strings


Nancy's Backstory


Ruth Willmarth


Nancy's Books:
Mad Season
Harvest of Bones
Poison Apples
Stolen Honey
Fire and Ice
Mad Cow     Nightmare
The above 5 novels in print, and now
e-books, Belgrave House.
The Losing


Nancy's Books for Children:
The Pea Soup

Agatha Award 2006
Best Children's/YA Novel
Down the Strings
The Great Circus
    Train Robbery

Agatha Finalist


Make Your Own
Vermonters at
    their Craft


Buy Books
Find an Agent
How I Write
An Interview with
Another Interview
    with Nancy
Brief Bio For Busy Librarians (and other readers)
Contact Nancy

Nancy Means Wright


    Fresh cheeked and white-
    haired he leans over
    my bare breast and we talk
    poems. He writes
    a little, a Carlos
    Williams. Last week
    he watched a neighbor
    die, it was cancer. He
    blames the farms,
    he blames the pesticides.
    They killed her for
    the money, he says. Weekends

    he grows apples,
    a dozen organic trees,
    he gives the fruit away.
    He grafts Granny Smith
    on to Gingergold,
    nine varieties
    on a single tree: Gala,
    Grimes Golden, Greening,
    he knows alliteration,
    knows about line

    one. The fingers
    pause there left of my
    nipple. Now

    we talk endings
    the way a poem
    comes like love
    to climax, a slow
    swelling under the skin
    like a maggot
    burrowing into the core
    and the apple

by Nancy Means Wright                   


Published 2000 in my chapbook, Walking Up Into the Volcano (Pudding House Publications)


© Copyright 2001 - 2014, Nancy Means Wright. All rights reserved.

This site maintained by
T.D. Bennett Group, Inc.