Athens Author Debuts Poetry Collection

Updated Tue, Jun 24, 2014 4:22 pm
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Fri, Jun 20, 2014

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Wendy McVicker talks with Audrey Naffziger and Jane Ann Devol-Fuller about "Desire to Stay"

On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, host Wendy McVicker talks with area writer Audrey (Deni) Naffziger about her first full-length collection of poems, Desire to Stay, published by Stockport Flats.

Naffziger's collaborator (and fellow area poet) Jane Ann Devol-Fuller joins the pair as they explore Naffzinger's inspirations behind her poems and the thread that runs throughout her work.

Naffziger's past work includes: three published chapbooks; co-authoring a book of poems (Revenants: A Story of Many Lives) with Fuller; editing Riverwind Literary Magazine for 17 years; and teaching English at Hocking College since 1984.

She also co-founded the Hocking-ATCO Writers' Collaborative, in which Hocking College Creative Writing students worked with adults with disabilities to write poems, prose and song lyrics.

Later, a two-CD set, produced by Naffziger with local musician Bruce Dalzell, was based on writings by the collective.

For more information about Desire to Stay, visit