Nancy Slavin’s poetry and prose can be found in Rain Magazine, Barrelhouse, and Avocet, hipfish, Literary Mama, Hip Mama, and Oregon Humanities Magazine. Nancy is a community college English literature and writing instructor and a professional editor.

Nancy holds an M.A. in English from Portland State University and she’s a graduate of Northwestern University’s B.A. honors poetry program. She’s also worked as a writer-in-residence and teacher trainer for Community of Writers on the coast, a literary tutor, and an educator for a non-profit organization seeking to stop violence against women.

She lived on the north Oregon coast with her spouse and daughter for the past two decades, and now they’ve all moved to the city.



  1. Dear Nancy, I bought two copies of your collection, “Oregon Pacific” at that funny little mish-mosh bookstore in Cannon Beach, and I just love it! while in the store, I read aloud “Barview” to my friend and the woman working there. I bought the second copy to give to a good friend for Christmas. And today I am sharing a couple of your poems with a small group of people with whom I meet once a month to share other people’s poetry — we call it the “Unworkshop.” I just wanted to let you know how touched I am by your observations and wording. Many thanks. Lovely, lovey poetry!

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