Nancy Pagh, PhD

Senior Instructor


Nancy Pagh is a poet who teaches a wide range of courses in creative writing, literature, and cultural studies. Her most recent book is Write Moves: A Creative Writing Guide & Anthology (Broadview Press 2016). She has authored three collections of poetry (No Sweeter Fat, After, and Once Removed) and one book of nonfiction (At Home Afloat). Winner of the Autumn House Press book prize, the Floating Bridge Press chapbook competition, an Artist Trust fellowship, and the D. H. Lawrence fellowship at the Taos Summer Writers Conference, her work appears in Prairie Schooner, Rattle, Poetry Northwest, Canadian Literature, RHINO, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Conversations across Borders, Crab Creek Review, the Bellingham Review, O: The Oprah Magazine, and numerous other journals and anthologies. Nancy takes pride and pleasure in encouraging creative expression in her students; for this she was awarded the 2018 Ronald Kleinknecht Award for Excellence in Teaching at WWU.