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About Nancy Canyon

Nancy Canyon, MFA

Nancy Lou Canyon’s poems, short stories, and personal essays have been published in Dark Forest, Clover, Water~Stone Review, Fourth Genre, Main Street Rag, Able Muse, Floating Bridge Review, Labyrinth, and Sue C. Boynton Walk Award.  Obliquity: Speculative Fiction of the Pacific Northwest, Maril Crabtree’s Sacred Water Anthology, Bylines Writer’s Calendar 2005, Her Mark Desktop Calendar, Wicked Alice, Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council’s, Poetry Corners, Poesy, Treewalk: A Collection of Nature Poems, Shoreline Community College’s Spindrift, The Blue Star Gazette, Poulsbohemian Anthology, and Poets Against the War website. Her essays on healing have been published in Higher Source Magazine and Out of Silence newsletter. Her acrylic paintings and multi-media shadow boxes have been shown in Seattle, Hawaii, Bainbridge Island, Bellingham, and Spokane and have been published in magazines and calendars. She has two prints available–Healing Angel and Spirit Coming In. Her painting, Turning Knot is featured as cover art for Poet Kelli Russell Agodon’s book, Small Knots. Her painting “Reflection on Padden Creek” is the cover art for her eBook DARK FOREST.  And her photograph of Excelsior Ridge at Mt. Baker is the cover art for Even the Stones, by Kay Mullen.  See the Book Store to purchase these books.

Ms. Canyon began writing and painting as a child. In 1997, she studied with Natalie Goldberg in Taos, New Mexico. She holds a Certificate in Fiction Writing from University of Washington and an MFA from in Creative Writing from Pacific Lutheran University. She is a member of Allied Arts of Whatcom County and RWA.  She has completed three novels, Celia’s Heaven, Stealing Time, and Whispering, Idaho.  Ms. Canyon lives in Bellingham, Washington with her Tuxedo Cat, Sid.