Jan Minich and his wife Nancy Takacs will be reading from their books "Wild Rose" and "The Worrier" on August 8th 7 -8:30 pm.
Jan & Nancy have had a slip for their C-Dory Catherine II at Pike's Bay since 2004. They live in Utah part of the year, where they have both taught English at Utah State University Eastern, in Price, Utah, where they were also wilderness studies instructors, and reading hosts for many other writers. Presently, they divide their time between Utah and Bayfield. They give readings, teach writing workshops, and enjoy hiking, boating, and of course, writing poetry. Their son Ian worked the docks at Pike's Bay for several summers.
Nancy Takacs is the 2016 winner of the Juniper Prize for her Poetry, for her book The Worrier (U of Mass. Press, 4/2017). She was also a 2016 runner-up for the Missouri Review Editor’s Prize. Previous poetry publications include two books: Preserves; and Blue Patina, winner of the 2016 15 Bytes Book Award for Poetry; and four chapbooks, including a 2016 chapbook Red Voice, Echo poems, from Finishing Line Press. Her work has appeared in several anthologies, including New Poets of the American West, and in the Harvard Review, Kestrel, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Nimrod, and Weber. She lives in Wellington, Utah.