Nancy Pagh burst on to the literary scene as a teenager, publishing “Is a Clam Clammy, Or Is It Just Wet?” in a local boating magazine. Since then she has authored three collections of (mostly more serious) poetry. Her volume No Sweeter Fat was selected by Tim Seibles to win the Autumn House Press book prize andOnce Removed was recently added to the MoonPath Press poetry series. She is the author of a creative writing textbook called Write Moves (Broadview Press) and a book about the language of women at sea (At Home Afloat). Her poetry appears in numerous journals (Prairie Schooner, Rattle, Poetry Northwest, Crab Creek Review, Bellingham Review, RHINO, Sweet Tree Review, and O: the Oprah magazine) and anthologies. Nancy performs in national and international reading series, has been the D. H. Lawrence Fellow at the Taos Summer Writers Conference, received an Artist Trust Fellowship, and was runner-up (of over 4,000 poems) for the Wergle Flomp humor poem contest. She teaches at Western Washington University, where she was awarded the Kleinknecht Award for Teaching Excellence in 2018.