Poet Nance Van Winckel will be the next visitor in Florida Southern’s Author Series.

Nov 13, 2014

by Staff

On Nov. 13, poet Nance Van Winckel will be the next visitor in Florida Southern’s Author Series. Van Winckel, a decorated poet and fiction writer with “almost as many books as fingers” will share selected poems and also meet informally with students at 4:30 p.m. for a Q&A session. The reading will be held in Danforth Chapel at 5 p.m. and is open to the Florida Southern community.

Van Winckel has received two National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowships, a Pushcart Prize, Poetry Magazine’s Friends of Literature Award, two Washington State Artist Trust Awards, The Midland Authors Award, and awards from the Poetry Society of America.
Her poems have appeared in Poetry, The American Poetry Review, the Pushcart Prize Anthology, The Gettysburg Review, Field, Volt, The Kenyon Review, The Massachusetts Review, and Ploughshares.

Her most recent book of poetry, Pacific Walkers (University of Washington Press), delves into questions of mortality and memory. 

“Van Winckel gives us a poetry spun from death certificates, from old antique store albums of family photographs—not shown, but vividly depicted—mixed with younger selves her memory reconstructs,” describes Poetry Northwest Review.

Van Winckel will be the second visitor in this year’s author series, which is in its seventh cycle. The series was started by Dr. Erica Bernheim, who took over as head of the creative writing department in 2008.