Nancy moved from Hamilton to Toronto after high school where she studied anthropology at U. of T and was active in the (sixties) artistic community. She has since then lived in rural surroundings, both in the Ottawa Valley and British Columbia, where she has had time and opportunity to write both poetry and prose.
About ten years ago she moved to Calgary and is enjoying the return to an urban environment. She has been an active member of writers' groups here and participated in numerous public readings of her work. She has written several short stories and at present is working on some book-length projects (because that's where the money is) .
She would be happy to collaborate with illustrators, musicians, and other artists, and is especially eager to work with script-writers who could develop screen-plays out of her stories.


Nancy Ames Poems

In A Coffee-House

Music measures four dimensions
and speaks to one who has
quietly relieved his tensions
appreciating jazz.... more »

Adamant Eve And The Man Who Wouldn'T Shut Up

If you can't say something nasty,
don't say anything at all.
You're saying I need rhinoplasty
and I'm riding for a fall?... more »

The Ex-Husbands

(This is first-person fiction and the ex-husbands are stereotypical)

'I tried to make it work -
I always tried really hard,... more »

Nancy Ames Quotes

Comments about Nancy Ames

rebbeca 18 May 06:15
how dare you do that i made that poem: (