I was awarded the 2018 Ronald Kleinknecht Award for Teaching Excellence at Western Washington University for creating safe environments for expression, supporting students in their writing, and modeling success with my own publications and performances. This teaching award is given to one faculty member each year at WWU.
WWU alum Maya Jewell Zeller selected me as a faculty mentor/inspiration to read with her at the Spring 2018 “Back to Bellingham” event. It was a wonderful event and indeed an honor to be called out by one of our most talented alumni.
Alison Bigg created mixed-media art in response to my poem “Moon Jelly” for Artists Respond to Refugium: Poems for the Pacific (Regan Rasmussen, curator), The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, Victoria B.C., 5 October 2017.
My poetry was nominated for a Pushcart literary prize, 2016, by MoonPath Press.
San Juan Island Land Bank, a government land conservation agency, working with the Washington State Parks Department and the National Parks, selected “Trails” as one of seventeen poems for an installation to celebrate National Poetry Month (April 2015) and the 25th anniversary of the Land Bank. “Trails” displayed on the Limekiln Park-to-Deadman Bay trail, mapped here.
Joseph Green, of The Peasandcues Press, has made a beautiful 13″x12″ letterpress broadside of “Trails.” It’s a signed, limited edition of 44 available from Joe for $30 while they last. http://www.peasandcues.press/store/p18/Nancy_Pagh,_Trails.html
Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Award, 2014. Second prize of 4,484 entries, announced here.
Literary Advisory Board, Crab Creek Review, 2008-present.
Judge, 2014 Concrete Wolf poetry chapbook contest. Selected Rough Grace by Raphael Helena Kosek.
Nominated 2014 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award (WWU Alumni Association).
“Quotes We Love,” Oprah.com Quotables.
Nominated for Pushcart literary prize, 2013.
Residency, Helen R. Whiteley Center at Friday Harbor Laboratories. June 2011.
Judge, Flying Trout chapbook competition. Selected Weaves a Clear Night by Charlotte Pence.
Judge, Crab Creek Review annual poetry competition, 2010.
Writer in Residence. Port Townsend Writers’ Conference, Port Townsend, WA, 12-19 July 2009.
D. H. Lawrence Fellowship, Taos Summer Writers Conference, 2008.
Winner, 2008 Floating Bridge Press chapbook competition, for After.
“I Believe I Could Kneel” poem set to music and recorded at Berklee College of Music, Joe Mulholland (piano) and Darcel Wilson (voice).
Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship in poetry, 2007.
Nominated for Pushcart literary prize, 2007.
Winner, Autumn House Press book competition. No Sweeter Fat selected by Tim Seibles.
Finalist, Lost Horse Press book competition, 2006.
Finalist, Richard Snyder Memorial Poetry Prize (Ashland Poetry Press), 2005.
Finalist, Floating Bridge Press chapbook competition, 2005.
Nominated for Pushcart literary prize, 2005.
Nominated for Pushcart literary prize, 2004.
Nominated for Pushcart literary prize, 2002.