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Nanora Sweet

Nan Sweet

Nanora Sweet: is the author of Mix of Securities (chapbook) and Rotogravure (chapbook) and co-editor of Felicia Hemans: Reimagining Poetry in the Nineteenth Century and Breathing Out: Poems by Loosely Identified. She has been a Poet in the Schools, a consultant for the children’s PBS series Wishbone, and a consultant on Byron for the St. Louis Repertory Theatre. She received the Jinx Walker Prize from the Academy of American Poets. Her Ph.D. in Romantic poetry is from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

Books of Poetry:
Mix of Securities (chapbook: Snark Publishing, 2005)
Rotogravure (chapbook: Cherry Pie Press, 2006)
Both chapbooks are available at the University Bookstore and Left Bank Books.

Journal Publications: Poetry Bag; Quartet; Concerning Poetry; Confrontation; Ascent; River Styx; Webster Review; Delmar; Flood Stage; and other journals and anthologies.

Non-fiction Publications: English Journal; Minnesota Review; Oxford Dictionary of National Biography; European Romantic Review; Prose Studies; Symbiosis; St. Louis Post-Dispatch; and other journals and collections.  

Poetry Prizes:
Academy of American Poets First Place, Washington University, 1981
St. Louis Wednesday Club First Places, 
Finalist, Denver Quarterly, 1990

Other Awards:
Dissertation, "The Bowl of Liberty: Felicia Hemans and the Romantic Mediterranean", received Heberle Award from the University of Michigan Department of English
2005 Woman of Worth, St. Louis Older Women's League

Editorial Projects:
Co-editor, Felicia Hemans: Reimagining Poetry in the Nineteenth Century (2001)
Co-editor, The Sceptic: A Byron-Hemans Dialogue (2004)
Co-editor, Breathing Out: Poems by Loosely Identified (2004)
Guest Editor, Natural Bridge 16: special section, Writers Responding to Women Writers (2006)

Web Resources:

Contributor to Romantic Circles, Romantic Chronology, Romanticism on the Net, A Celebration of Women Writers

Personal Page with Student Projects and Hemans Scholarship:

Popular Press Appearances:

Reviewer for St Louis Post-Dispatch
Featured in St Louis Post-Dispatch (24 May 04, 21 Jan 07)


Poetry in the Schools, Omaha, Nebraska
St. Louis Repertory Theatre, Stoppard's Arcadia
Wishbone, PBS Series

Board Memberships:

River Styx
Institute for Women's and Gender Studies, Univ. Missouri-St. Louis
Blackwell's Literature Compass


Community: Loosely Identified-a St. Louis Women's Poetry Workshop, St. Louis Poetry Center
Feminist: National Organization for Women
Scholarly: Byron Society, Société des etudes staëliennes, many others

Some Favorite Books