Nancy Snyder

I am a left coast native and writer; my working life began after studying at San Francisco State University; I have been an office worker and a labor organizer; longtime freelance writer covering books and labor and assorted cultural and political issues.

Poetry Finds Beauty in Winter

Don't let the cold weather get you down--celebrate the season and take a moment to reflect with these beautiful poems about winter.

7 Women Writers Reveal Their Storytelling Passions

This reader turned to quotes about storytelling from a few excellent women writers to answer the eternal question of why we write.

Santa Monica Public Library Reads THE HATE U GIVE

A reader attended the Santa Monica Public Library's book club discussion about THE HATE U GIVE and shares the library's list of further reading.

Don’t Mourn, Organize! 9 More Books About the U.S. Labor Movement

From stories about Chinese immigrants to queer and African American workers, expand your knowledge of U.S. Labor movements with these nonfiction books.

Delirium and Delight: The Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe

Enjoy these Edgar Allan Poe poetry selections on Poe Day or any time you want to add some atmosphere to your moody, broody day.

5 Poems for These Days of Uncertainty

Poetry to help with grief during the age of anxiety.

Fall in Love With These 6 Beautiful Autumn Poems

Get autumnal with these poems.

Quotes on Race and Class from THE GREAT GATSBY

A roundup of quotes examining classism and racism through the characters in F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic, THE GREAT GATSBY.

Poetry of the City in Summer

Anita Hill and Bob Woodward Honored at PEN Literary Awards

Poetry on the Barracks Walls of Angel Island

Learn about the poetry written on the barrack walls by Chinese immigrants confined on Angel Island, and read some of their words here.

Celebrate Pride with the Poetry of Sappho

She was demonized, her work was publicly burned, but Sappho's words live. Celebrate Sappho through her sapphic love poems to women.

7 Powerful Quotes From LOVE MEDICINE by Louise Erdrich

These powerful LOVE MEDICINE quotes resonated with one reader and kept them returning to Louise Erdrich's work in search of meaning.

THE JOY LUCK CLUB: Scenes from the Mother and Daughter Question

The Contradictions of Spring: Literary Quotes About Spring

Enjoy these literary quotes about spring, exploring the other side of a murkier season along with a spring imagined as always bright, always sunny.