Nancy Reddy

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Nancy Reddy is the author of the poetry collections Pocket Universe and Double Jinx, and co-editor of The Long Devotion: Poets Writing Motherhood. Her essays have appeared in Slate, Poets & Writers, Romper, The Millions, and elsewhere. The recipient of grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the Sustainable Arts Foundation, she teaches writing at Stockton University. She writes the newsletter Write More, Be Less Careful about why writing is hard and how to do it anyway.


Cover Photo: This photograph shows a woman sitting up in bed inside a cabin. She has a huge window next to the bed that looks out into a snowy forest.
How to Set Yourself Up for Success at Your Writing Residency

This guide is meant for writers who are dreaming of getting away to write—and addresses the anxiety many of us feel when we finally get that treasured chunk of time.

Jan 12, 2023
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The Mom in ‘Home Alone’ Is a Messy and Magnificent Model of Motherhood

Is Kate McCallister a “good mom”? That’s beside the point. Her example shows the shallowness of such standards: She loves her kid. She proves it.

Nov 16, 2022