New Chapbook to be published by Main Channel Voices editor Nancy Kay Peterson

Nancy Kay Peterson
October 2, 2020

Selling the Family, by Nancy Kay Peterson, will be published by Finishing Line Press on January 8, 2021.  The chapbook relates her experience in auctioning off her family’s estate as the family’s sole living descendent.

Selling the Family is a series of muted elegies, informal in tone, devoted in respect, and suffused with melancholy longing. Nancy Kay Peterson here voices the deepest feelings in everyday speech, tinged with sorrow and longing. -- Fred Chappell, poet, fiction writer, essayist, and former North Carolina poet laureate

The poems in Nancy Kay Peterson’s Selling My Family are Peterson’s burden and heritage, expressions of aloneness and loss, and works of magic.  Sharon Chmielarz, author of The J Horoscope

Selling the Family is Nancy Kay Peterson at her deepest and sharpest. This is a moving elegy, a litany, an inventory of memories by a poet mourning that she is the sole surviving member of her family.  The language is crystal-clear as is the imagery. --Ken McCullough, author of Broken Gates and Dark Stars

For more information about Nancy Kay Peterson and samples of her poems, go to  To order online, go to, and do a search for Peterson.  Also available is Peterson’s first chapbook, Belated Remembrance, a series of poems telling the story of her great-great uncle Arne Kulterstad (1825-1902), who was convicted of murder in Oslo Norway, and eventually exiled to Mount Horeb, Wisconsin.