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Nancy Simpson's LIVING ABOVE THE FROST LINE, New and Selected Poems was published by Carolina Wren Press (N.C. Laureate Series, 2010.) She is the author of ACROSS WATER and NIGHT STUDENT, State Street Press, still available on WWW at Alibris and Books Again. Her poems have been published in Southern Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, The Georgia Review and other literary magazines. "Carolina Bluebirds" was published in THE POETS GUIDE TO THE BIRDS, Anhinga Press). "Grass" was reprinted in the 50th Anniversary Issue of Southern Poetry Review: DON'T LEAVE HUNGRY ( U.of Arkansas Press.) Seven poems were reprinted in the textbook, SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN POETRY,(McFarland.) Two poems were published in SOLO CAFE, Two more poems were published in SOLO NOVO."In the Nantahala Gorge" was published in Pisgah Review. "Studying Winter" was reprinted in Pirene's Fountain Anthology and "The Collection" in Collecting Life Anthology. Most recently, Southern Poetry Review Edited by James Smith, published "Our Great Depression," and The Southern Poetry Anthology Vol. VII: NORTH CAROLINA,Edited by William Wright, reprinted "Leaving in the Dead of Winter."

Monday, January 19, 2009

YOUR POETRY - Journey Into the Interior Writing Class will be Taught

Your Poetry - JOURNEY INTO THE INTERIOR is a poetey writing class I teach at John C. Campbell Folk School. The original class was first taught in September 2007 with exciting results. Some of the students from that class are: Bill Queen of Virginia, Lee Limbird of Tennessee, and Georgia poet, Rachel Bronnum. One of the highlights of that week was a field trip to the Nantahala National Forest. (See photo above of poet, Bill Queen.)

A Repeat and new variation of YOUR POETRY: JOURNEY INTO THE INTERIOR will be taught by Nancy Simpson, April 12-17, 2009.

Through teacher-directed assignments you will travel the inner journey, reach home, and find the self whose voice speaks words of life and wisdom. Write new poems in different free verse forms. Learn where to break the line and how to rev up the music. Gain insight through feedback from your instructor and classmates.

Publication will be discussed and a list of markets given. This class is open to all practicing poets.

Classes meet daily. There will be time for poets to work on their poetry collections. $480.00.

Ask about one half cost if you live in the local area.

John C. Campbell Folk School is located in the southern Appalachian Mountains at Brasstown. NC. Pre Register Now at 1 800 FOLK-SCH or 828 8372775 or on the web www.folkschool.org. Call to register.

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