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Nancy Posey is a reader, writer, and teacher, a dabbler.

Nancy relocated to Nashville, TN, after 22 years in North Carolina, after teaching 18 years of high school English and eight years at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute. She is an adjunct English professor at Lipscomb University, her alma mater.

READER: An avid lifelong reader, Nancy blogs about her books at Discriminating Reader. Her book reviews have appeared in English Journal, The Charlotte Observer, Raleigh News and Observer, Y’all Magazine and more. She volunteers at the Southern Festival of Books each October in Nashville.

WRITER: In Nashville, Nancy is active in Poetry Salon, Poetry Unbound, and serves as an editor for Rockvale Review, an online poetry journal. Nancy and her friend Jane Shlensky were named April 2015 PAD Poets Laureate on Poetic Asides. Her first chapbook Let the Lady Speak (Highland Creek Books) won the Poetic Asides November Chapbook Challenge in 2009. Her poetry and poetry reviews have been featured in a number of publications, including Oxford Poetry, Rivers Within Them, and Poetry South Journal. She was an organizer of the Fall Face-to-Face in the Foothills Poetry Festival at Hickory Museum of Art, September 2015.

TEACHER: She is available for staff development, writing workshops, and women’s events. She also works with high school students on their college admissions and scholarship application process.  

DABBLER: Nancy has exhibited art works at Caldwell Arts Council (Concertina exhibit), Hickory Museum of Art (Printmaking), and had her first solo show “Thousand Words: Images and Recollections” at Bethlehem [NC] Branch Library; Organizer of The 2015 Fall Face-to-Face in the Foothills Poetry Festival.

MUSIC LOVER: Nancy has always loved music and considers herself a lifelong rookie, playing mandolin and singing. She participates each year in the Swannanoa Gathering Old-Time Music and Dance Week at Warren Wilson College and volunteers at MerleFest in the spring at Wilkes Community College. In Nashville, she finds unlimited opportunities to enjoy live music.

An empty nester, she is married to Richard Posey, and they have three grown children, three grandchildren, and three granddogs.


                     © 2018 Nancy Posey
                     Email: nposey27@gmail.com
                     Nancy Posey, 504 Almadale Court, Brentwood, TN 37027