Poet in My Window

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Poet in My Window
Studio album by Nanci Griffith
Released 1982
Recorded Loma Ranch Studio, Fredericksburg, Texas
Genre Folk
Length 33:57
Label Philo Records
Producer Nanci Griffith, John Hill, Laurie Hill
Nanci Griffith chronology
There's a Light Beyond These Woods
(1978)There's a Light Beyond These Woods1978
Poet in My Window
Once in a Very Blue Moon
(1984)Once in a Very Blue Moon1984
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

Poet in My Window is singer-songwriter Nanci Griffith's second album. This album is in the folk music style preceding her next two albums that are more in the country music genre. A later release of the album included a bonus track, "Can't Love Wrong," in the unusual position as the album's lead-off track, preceding all of the original tracks. Griffith wrote all but one of the album's tunes.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Nanci Griffith; except where indicated

  1. "Can't Love Wrong" - 2:57
  2. "Marilyn Monroe/Neon and Waltzes" - 2:42
  3. "Heart of a Miner" - 3:37
  4. "Julie Anne" - 3:09
  5. "You Can't Go Home Again" - 3:58
  6. "October Reasons" - 3:20
  7. "Wheels" - 2:45
  8. "Workin' in Corners" - 4:03
  9. "Waltzing with the Angels" - 3:04
  10. "Trouble with Roses" - 2:27
  11. "Tonight I Think I'm Gonna Go Downtown" (Jimmie Gilmore, John Reed) - 2:33
  12. "Poet in My Window" - 2:19


  • Nanci Griffith - vocals, harmony vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Brian Wood - lead guitar, pedal steel, harmony vocals
  • Eric Taylor - bass
  • John Hill - drums
  • Wells Young - piano, synthesizer, bass on "October Reasons"
  • Al Copp, Dick Blatter, Evelyne Taylor, John Grosnick, Marlin Griffith - harmony vocals
  • Morris Rector - arrangement on "Wheels"


  • John Hill, Laurie Hill - engineer
  • Tom Southwick - executive producer
  • Dana Kolflat - cover photography