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Nancy Cavers Dougherty

Art Poetry and Community

New Release

Heaven is in Truckee

Heaven is in Truckee, published by The Orchard Street Press, is Nancy's most recent chapbook.

She was most delighted to be one of the Finalists for their 2020 annual poetry contest for the Quiet Diamonds journal, and invited to submit a manuscript.

40 pages

$12 (incl. shipping)

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Whether writing in postcard form or Etheree, this collection is infused with searing, sensual detail that ‘works as a quinine for ills.’ Dougherty’s surprising images and juxtapositions lead this reader to those unexpected ‘Aha!’ moments.

Raphael Block, author of At This Table and Earth-Love Newsletter,

Praise & Reviews

Nancy Cavers Dougherty, with an economy of words, invites us into Heaven is in Truckee, each poem finding its own tactile shape on the page. Familiar settings are vibrant with sensory images: we sit on a back deck, a late September Sunday; gossip at the Little League game; walk a hot Midwestern pavement; witness a mother-daughter airport farewell; attend a ballet audition…These are poems that explore relationships, celebrate the gift of life.

Pearl Karrer, former Managing Editor of California Quarterly

These are poems of quintessential

American sounds and seasons: the rustle of Sycamores, the staccato of cleats on pavement, the slosh of ice in a Styrofoam cup, the smack of a ball, the lion roar of an old beat poet, and ‘finger taps and clocks running up their tics.’ Her language is full of music, alliterations, and internal rhymes. 

Margaret Rooney, Poet

Recent Appearances

See below for some of Nancy's recent appearances and readings.

North Bay Poetics  

Welcoming the Snow Moon - February 15th, 2022

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