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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."

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Ed Southern, Executive of NC Writers Network West was the
special guest reader.

On September 13, 2009, a number of writers gathered on Lake Chatuge near Hayesville, NC in the Southern Appalachian Mountains for the NCWN West 18th Annual Picnic. Each year there is a table of books by members for sale, and this year there seemed to be more books new books than ever. The invited guest reader at the picnic was Ed Southern of Winston Salem. He read from his new book Parlous Angels. Some 24 other writers read short samples of their work.

Murder in the Okefenokee
Double Eagle Entrprises 735 Liberty Circle
Murphy, NC 28906
a novel by William V. Reynolds

Parlous Angels at
Press 53
Winston Salem,NC

Teaching the Robins by Janice Townley Moore is a special edition at Finishing Line Press. Recommended to serious
students of poetry.

Sacred Fire by Brenda Kay Ledford, When the Sap Rises by Glenda Barrett, and I Hear the River Call My Name by Mary Ricketson are recommended as
new voices from the Southern Appalachian Mountains. They can be purchased on Amazon.com or at Finishing Line Press.


Pat Workman said...

Well, Nancy, I have been reading back your blog posts. Time well spent, most enjoyable. I will be coming back often.

We certainly do have many gifted writers in Net West. Your presentation and pictures of their books is awe inspiring.

Nancy Simpson said...

Thanks Pat. Don't the books look good? Today I heard on the the news that people with blogs were getting big bucks and gifts to recommend things. Soon we may have to declare how much money we get paid or declare any gifts we receive. You know I spread the word because I believe in these writers. There are so few opportunities for them here in the mountains. I want to see these books sold and read. I do not get paid for showing their books, and I would not take pay if offered.