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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, February 2, 2009


On Feburary 2, 2009, Punxsutawaney Phil in Pennsylvania saw his shadow and the word is out, "Six more weeks of winter for residents living in the Northeast."

In Atlanta, General Beauregard Lee who lives at the Yellow River Game Ranch in Lilburn did not see his shadow. It was announced. Spring is just around the corner for resident of the Southeast.

Do you believe this?

Yes, I do. Our resident groundhog (woodchuck) here above the frost line declared at daylight this morning that as soon as new green shoots appear, he will be climbing his favorite tree and dining in luxury once more.


My Carolina Kitchen said...

My money is on General Beauregard Lee. If he says Spring is on the way, that's just fine with me.

Nancy Simpson said...

Hi Sam, Fine with me too, even though they say for now we have snow showers and flurries. Tri County closed the day and evening classes. Spring, Spring. Give me Spring.