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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."

Friday, April 17, 2009


Poet, Janice Townley Moore


WHERE CAN I FIND POEMS by Janice Townley Moore?

Janice Townley Moore's poems can be found in such literary magazines as The Georgia Review, Southern Poetry Review, Shenandoah, Chattahoochee Review, Journal of the American Medical Association, Main Street Rag and Apalachee Review and

TEACHING THE ROBINS, "a special collector's edition" was published at Finishing Line Press, 2005. It can be ordered at
www.finishinglinepress.com and www.amazon.com.

Poems by Janice Townley Moore are included in textbook The Bedford Introduction to Literature.

Her poem "Teaching the Robins" was chosen for the anthology THE POETS GUIDE TO THE BIRDS, (2009 Anhinga Press.)

Janice Townley Moore - A Poet Who Has Helped Many Other Poets

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Janice Townley Moore has spent most of her life in the small mountain town of Hayesville in western North Carolina and in the small Georgia mountain town of Young Harris where she is a member of the English Department at Young Harris College. 

Active in the North Carolina Writers’ Network West, Janice Townley Moore serves as the facilitator of the monthly poetry critique group held at Tri-County College, Murphy, N.C. where she has helped many beginning poets to fine-tune their poems.

Quietly and steadily over the years of her poetry writing career, Janice Townley Moore has advanced the poetry of other poets. In  1996 she co-edited  Like a Summer Peach:  Sunbright Poems and Old Southern Recipes, published by Papier-Mache Press where she promoted the poems of Peter Davidson, Sarah Gordon, Steven Harvey, Bettie M. Sellers, Memye Curtis Tucker and others.   She also served as poetry editor for Georgia Journal for a dozen years. In that position she published many southern poets, including the first published poems of Former President Jimmy Carter.

LIKE A SUMMER PEACH Sunbright Poems & Old Southern Recipes


Anonymous said...

Nancy: So glad you featured Janice Moore this month I have always enjoyed her poems,especially one she wrote about a tall nephew "decking" a young bully, giving all the tall Aunts a reason to cheer. She's always willing to help other poets,and I just wish I could have better night vision and attend her critique group.

Nancy Simpson said...

Hello Readers,

I want to let you know that I know NO OTHER practicing poet among us who writes greater poems of humanity, poems easily accessible with phrases and images that we remember long after reading them.

Before the month is done, I will post more Janice Townley Moore poems fro you to read and enjoy.

Glenda C. Beall said...

Janice is a wonderful poet and I hope she will have a collection out before long. Her poem about the wasp in the mixing bowl will stay with me always and I just read teaching the robins again this morning in the Poets Guide to the Birds. Such a nice book.
Thanks for featuring this unsung poet everyone should know.

Lynn Hamilton Rutherford said...

Mom ... I'm so glad you featured her! I enjoy her work so much and I'm always thrilled when I see her work posted around!! The first poem of hers I read was from the Bird Book you gave me and I LOVE the poem about the Robins. Since robins are a big thing around here, we read that one the most!!! I love you!!!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I've enjoyed very much reading the profile on Janice Moore and her poetry. She is one of my favorite poets.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Nancy, I have an autographed copy of Janice's Like a Summer Peach. The poems are terrific and so are the southern recipes. I'm so glad you are featuring her poetry.

Love your new photos of spring on your mountain.