Writer, editor, and educator Nancy Dillingham is a sixth-generation Dillingham from Big Ivy in western North Carolina. Her poetry, short fiction, and commentary have appeared in various literary journals and newspapers such as Asheville Poetry Review, A Carolina Literary Companion, Great Smokies Review (online), Winston-Salem’s “Poetry in Plain Sight” project, The News & Observer, and Asheville Citizen-Times.
She is the author of nine books of poetry and short stories. Her collection Home was nominated for a Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Award.
She collaborated with author Joan Medlicott, writing haiku for Joan’s collection of photography, to produce Reflections in a River. With co-editor Celia Miles, she has edited four anthologies of WNC women writers. She also edited, with Irene Dillingham Richards and Ken Richards, The Family Named Dillingham: 375 Years in America 1630-2005.
Currently her work appears in Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel: Contemporary Appalachian Writing, Vol. 18, The Dead and in The Old Mountain Press anthology Into the Coastal Sun. Her chapbook 1950: Poems was published in October 2015 by Finishing Line Press, and her chapbook Horizons was published in January 2016 by Stone Ivy Press.
Paperback: 40 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books/Aldrich Press (April 26, 2016)