Staff Contributor: Nan Lundeen

Nan Lundeen photo by Ron DeKett
Nan Lundeen
photo by Ron DeKett

Nan Lundeen is the author of two collections of poems, Black Dirt Days: Poems as Memoir and The Pantyhose Declarations, both available at, at the Box Factory in St. Joseph, Michigan, and at some independent bookshops. Her poetry has appeared in the College of Charleston’s Illuminations, the Petigru Review, the Yemassee Literary Journal, Iowa Writes, and The South Carolina Poetry Initiative. Her columns on writing have appeared in the U.K.’s Writing Magazine, the S.C. Writers Workshop Quill, and An award-winning journalist, she has written for the Detroit News, the Grand Rapids Press, The Greenville News, the Connecticut Post, and others. She facilitates Moo of Writing workshops. Purchase her handbook, Moo of Writing: How to Milk Your Potential, in print at and as an e-book through Kindle, iBooks and NOOK. The Iowa native lives in southwestern Michigan. Visit her at

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hot first lines
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memorable rejections
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