I first came across Nancy via Twitter, @NancyDenofio, when she invited me to join her Facebook group, Got Poetry. As we got to know each other I got to know her work....and its quality. Nancy already has one poetry book published, What Brought You Here. Her second, Did You Ever Want To Fly?, is due out next week.
What is interesting, however, about Nancy is that she was discovered by her publisher, Dystenium LLC, on Twitter!!!
I had all intentions of writing a great bio, retelling this great tale and introducing you to her tremendous work, but guess what, it has already been done! For those of you that are regulars to One Stop Poetry you know Maureen Doallas and her site, Writing Without Paper. Earlier this year, Maureen wrote a wonderful article and introduction about Nancy, combining her poetry with an absorbing interview.
"Poet Nancy Denofio was on Twitter one day this past March, alternating passionate tweets about health care reform with posts of urls to her homepage and a blog, when she received an e-mail from someone who'd followed her links, read a bit of her work, and expressed interest in her poetry. Ironically, Nancy tells me in an interview I conducted with her by e-mail, the first piece of work the individual had read was "What Brought You Here?"
One Stop Poetry wants to wish Nancy Denofio the best with her new publication;
Did You Ever Want To Fly