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“Moon Lake” 2015, by Molly Lamb. Courtesy Rick Wester Fine Art, New York


2016 04 13 Pearson poem

Nancy K. Pearson reads “Molasses”

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Nancy K. Pearson

Nancy K. Pearson’s second book, The Whole by Contemplation of a Single Bone, received the Poets Out Loud Prize and will be released this spring from Fordham University Press. She and her partner, Elizabeth Winston, live in Maryland.