Nan Lundeen
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About Nan Lundeen

Photo by Ron DeKett.
Nan Lundeen is a poet, grandmother, and award-winning journalist.

Nan's handbook, Moo of Writing: how to milk your potential, was a finalist in the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards and the 2016 National Indie Excellence Awards, writing and publishing category. Her article, "Find Your Moos," appeared in the December 2013 issue of the U.K.'s Writing Magazine, and her article, "Relax and Renew with Moo/Mu of Writing" is forthcoming from The Paddock Review. Her columns on writing have appeared at and in The Quill, published by the South Carolina Writers' Workshop.
Her poems have been published online by The Iowa Review’s Iowa Writes, and the University of South Carolina Poetry Initiative; she was a finalist in the Yemassee Literary Journal’s 2010 Pocataligo poetry contest. The Morris Museum of Art at Augusta, GA, awarded her poem "The Catawba" honorable mention in the 2012 Porter Fleming Literary Competition. "The Catawba" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2014. Her poetry took an Honorable Mention in Concrete Wolf's 2016 chapbook competition. Her poetry also has been published in Atlanta Review, Connecticut River Review, the College of Charleston’s Illuminations, The Petigru Review, Happiness Holding Tank,, and the anthology Inner Lives, among others.
Her poetry books, Gaia's Cry, Black Dirt Days: Poems as Memoir, which was a finalist in the 2016 National Indie Excellence Awards, poetry category, and The Pantyhose Declarations, are available on Amazon.
Her journalism has been published in the Detroit News, the Grand Rapids Press, the Connecticut Post, The Greenville News, and others. She took a Hoosier State Press Association first place community service award for a series of editorials on school reorganization and a UPI first place team spot news award for coverage of a construction disaster in Connecticut.
She holds a master of arts in communications and a bachelor of arts in English from Western Michigan University at Kalamazoo. She is married to freelance photographer Ron DeKett. They live in rural southwestern Michigan among deer, wild turkey, hummingbirds, and wildflowers.
Her favorite literary character is the Little Prince who said, "One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes."
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