Elinor Nauen & Terence Winch


Elinor Nauen has written or edited Cars and Other Poems; American Guys; Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend: Women writers on baseball; Ladies, Start Your Engines: Women writers on cars and the road, and several chapbooks. Her most recent books are So Late into the Night and My Marriage A to Z: A big-city romance. She makes her living as a freelance magazine and book writer and editor, recently earned a black belt in karate, and is a member of the Poetry Project Board of Directors. She lives in New York City with her husband Johnny Stanton. Visit ElinorNauen.com for more.

Terence Winch is the author of five poetry collections: Falling Out of Bed in a Room with No Floor, Boy Drinkers, The Drift of  Things, The Great Indoors, and Irish Musicians/American Friends, which won an American Book Award. He has also written two story collections, Contenders and That Special Place: New World Irish Stories, which draws on his experiences as a founding member of the original Celtic Thunder, the acclaimed Irish band. His work is included in numerous anthologies, among them the Oxford Book of American Poetry and four Best American Poetry collections, and has been featured on “The Writers Almanac” and NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Winch is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship in poetry, a Fund for Poetry grant, and a Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative Writing., among other honors.  As a musician, he is a song-writer and button-accordion player.  In 2007, he released a compilation of his best-known compositions called When New York Was Irish: Songs & Tunes by Terence Winch.