nick lantz

  • June 23, 2014   BY  

    Nick Lantz has written three books of poetry. He won the Bread Loaf Writers Conferences Bakeless Prize for his first collection, “We Don’t Know We Don’t Know,” and the Felix Pollack Prize in Poetry for his second collection, “The Lightning That Strikes the Neighbors’ House.” His third book, “How to Dance as the Roof Caves In,” was published in March. Lantz received an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005. He was the 2007-2008 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and the 2010-2011 Emerging Writer lecturer at Gettysburg College. Continue reading

  • February 10, 2014   BY  

    If you pick up Nick Lantz’s new poetry collection, “How to Dance as the Roof Caves in,” you’ll recognize the “self-help” theme running through the titles. To name a few: “How to Travel Alone,” “How to Forgive a Promise Breaker,” “How to Dance When You Do Not Know How to Dance” and even “How to Appreciate Inorganic Matter.” When he first started composing poems for this book, he found a website with a bunch of “how-to” articles. Always on the lookout for a new project, Lantz was inspired. Continue reading