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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."

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Nancy Simpson and Janice Townley Moore - Two of the NC Poets With Poems in the New Bird Anthology titled THE POETS GUIDE TO THE BIRDS

Are you a bird watcher? A Lover of the natural world? Nancy Simpson and Janice Townley Moore are two of the NC poets who had their Poems included in the new bird anthology titled THE POETS GUIDE TO THE BIRDS. Both of these poets live and write in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. The anthology contains only bird poems, some of them by the most noted poets writing in America today. It was edited by Judith Kitchen and Ted Kooser and published at Anhinga Press, Tallahassee, Florida, 2009.

Janice Townley Moore's poem is "Teaching the Robins," which is the title poem of her chapbook Teaching the Robins published at Finishing Line Press, 2005. Nancy Simpson's poem is a previously unpublished poem titled "Carolina Bluebirds."

The Poets Guide to the Birds is available at www.anhingapress, at amazon.com and at Phillips and Lloyd Bookstore on the square in Hayesville, NC.


Lynn Hamilton Rutherford said...

Mom ... I love your Carolina Bluebird poem! That anthology has been in every room of this house, carried to every window, and picked up every time we see a bird. We flip to the page, and read the poem about the bird! It's truly my favorite book in the house right now because my family is getting a LOT of mileage out of it! I love you and I'm so proud of you and your work!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I'm very proud of Nancy and Janice upon their publication in this book. I look forward to hearing them read their bird poetry at "Coffee with the Poets." This is a wonderful time of the year to watch birds at the feeder. Congratulations to both Nancy and Janice.

Nancy Simpson said...


Lynn, Thanks Dear One.

There have been a lot of birds around lately. Many stayed here for winter but others stop by the feeders in their travel to where ever they are going. I think some might decide to stay. There is plenty of food from last year's garden, even if I did not fill the feeders.

Love to all in the household, Mom

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I called Elizabeth yesterday and ordered a copy of this book just before she sent the order. I caught her just in time. I look forward to reading this book. I know it is excellent.