Nancy K. Pearson’s second book, The Whole by Contemplation of a Single Bone, won The Poets Out Loud Prize (Fordham University Press, Spring 2016). Her book of poems, Two Minutes of Light, won the L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award (Perugia Press, 2008) and was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. Her poems have garnered two seven-month fellowships at The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown as well as awards such as the Inprint award, Massachusetts Cultural Council award, 9th Annual Massachusetts Book Awards: “Must Read Book,” Cultural Center of Cape Cod Prize, the Key West Writer’s Conference fellowship, and a Dorothy Sargent Memorial Award. Her publications include Oxford American, Alaska Quarterly, Provincetown Arts, Iowa Review, and Gulf Coast magazine. She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from The University of Houston and an MFA in Poetry from George Mason University. She currently teaches at West Chester University, PA.