These poems in The Blue Lantern did not come easy. The making of this collection took fifteen years. Each poem contains a part of my grief, heartbreak, and search for understanding. The book is a map of the interior landscape of my being in very difficult times. It's dedicated to the spirit in all of us, the artist determined to make something from the lived experience of trauma and hardship.

“ What I love about Nancy's work are many things but, in this collection, it is particularly the images that gather weight in me, as I read one poem, then another and another, all the way to the end, where I find that my heart has grown, necessarily, in the effort to hold her remarkable words. ”

-Charlotte Milholland Friedman