|Name Nancy Pearson|
|Books Two Minutes of Light|
|Education University of Virginia, George Mason University|
Nominations Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry
Collected Poets Series: Nancy K. Pearson, January 7, 2010
Nancy K. Pearson is an American poet. She is the author of The Whole by Contemplation of a Single Bone Fordham University Press, forthcoming 2016 and Two Minutes of Light Perugia Press, 2008. Her poems have been published in many literary journals and magazines including Alaska Quarterly, Gulf Coast, The Iowa Review, Black Warrior Review, Indiana Review, Provincetown Arts Magazine, and others. Her honors include winning the 2015 Poets Out Loud Prize, The 2015 Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize in Poetry and The 2014 Inprint Marion Barthelme Prize in Nonfiction, the Perugia Press Prize, the 2009 L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award, The Massachusetts Book Awards "Must Read Book of 2009" and two seven-month fellowships at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Pearson grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and received her B.A. from University of Virginia and her M.F.A. in Poetry from George Mason University and her MFA in Nonfiction from the University of Houston, where she taught literarture and writing. She is faculty at 24 Pearl Street & has taught at The Fine Arts Work Center's Summer Program.