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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, December 13, 2009

See List of Writers Who Have Writing in Forthcoming in Anthology from the Southern Appalachian Mountains

Posted by Nancy Simpson

Hello Fellow NCWN West Members and Friends. I have been working as the editor on Netwest’s forthcoming anthology for about one year now, with the work arriving in my mailbox from December 1, 2008 to February 28, 2009. Getting a book published is a long process. Sometimes things move along like clockwork, but time stalled due to circumstances beyond our control. Still, I am happy to announce we are making progress and seeing our way clear to publish the anthology, titled Echoes Across the Blue Ridge: Stories, Essays and Poems by Writers Living in and Inspired by the Southern Appalachian Mountains. In fact, we have completed the proofreading process. The galley copy is being made at this time. We plan for publication in the new year.

An Introduction to Echoes Across the Blue Ridge has been written for us by Robert Morgan.Other North Carolina authors have endorsed the collection including Lee Smith, Ron Rash, and more comments are forthcoming.

These authors, who live within the Netwest area, were invited to contribute their work and they did so with generosity: Our Program Coordinator Kathryn Stripling Byer, Thomas Rain Crowe, Steven Harvey and Bettie M. Sellers. The anthology is dedicated to the memory of our Appalachian ballad poet Byron Herbert Reece.

Check the list below of other contributors who have work forthcoming in Echoes Across the Blue Ridge:

Ellen Andrews

Richard Argo

Glenda Barrett

Glenda Beall

Jo Carolyn Beebe

Janet Benway

Joan Thiel Blessing

Rachel T. Bronnum

John T. Campbell

Gary Carden

Nancy Sales Cash

James M. Cox

Paul Donovan

Robert Edward Fahey

Jayne Jaudon Ferrer

Debora Kinsland Foerst

Joyce Foster

Karen Gilfillan

Gerri Wolfe Grady

Lana Hendershott

Eugene Hirsch

Sam Hoffer

Karen Paul Holmes

Tom Hooker

Kitty Inman

Carl Iobst

George Ivey

Mary Michelle Brodine Keller

Eileen Lampe

Blanche Ledford

Brenda Kay Ledford

Susan Lefler

StarShield Lortie

John Malone

Gail Maye

Marshall McClung

Jennifer McGaha

Mary Lou McKillip

Dick Michener

Maren O. Mitchell

Janice Townley Moore

Clarence Lee Newton

Arnie Nielson

Nancy Purcell

Betty Jameron Reed

William V. Reynolds

Estelle Rice

Mary Ricketson

Judy Roney

Rosemary Royston

Peg Russell

Linda M. Smith

Susan Snowden

Dorothea Spiegel

Wendy Richard Tanner

Carole Richard Thompson

Shirley Uphouse

J.C. Walkup

Cecily Hamlin Wells

Eleanor Lambert Wilson

Charlotte Wolf

Jane J. Young

Congratulations to Philip Sampson of Young Harris, Georgia

whose photograph was chosen for the cover.

Congratulations to Katja Holmes for her cover and book design

and for formatting the galley manuscript .



My Carolina Kitchen said...

I'm looking forward to this great anthology and so pleased to be included. It would not have happened had it not been for you Nancy. I know it's been a labor of love and you've done an excellent job. Thank you for everything.

Carole Thompson said...

Nancy:We contributors can never thank you enough for the mountain of work you have done on this anthology! The cover is beautiful, and I will be so proud to say, "One of my poems is in this". You are an amazing, beautiful woman, and I hate it that you've not been really well while doing all this work.
Enjoyed your elves--what a cute idea! Thank you, Carole T.

Tipper said...

Can't wait to see it.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Nancy, I'm back to thank you again for the work you've done on the anthology and also to thank you for that fabulous Cheese Ball recipe you gave me last year for my blog. It was such a hit that I've featured it in my food column for the Cherokee Scout. I'm not sure what issue it will be in. Maybe next week, maybe the following - I send it in and they decide. Anyway, keep an eye out for it in the Scout.

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and the best in the new year.

Nancy Simpson said...

Merry Christmas Sam, Thanks for thinking of my cheese ball. There are many variations, but once I started getting good comments, I knew I had found the Cheese Ball for me. I used to love to make them to give but now I am reduced to getting one made for Christmas Eve and one for New Year's Eve. I almost always make one for the CHRISTMAS IN POEMS AND STORIES gathering at the Moss Memorial Library each year, but this year, even though I did attend, I did not get my cheese balls made. I have tried to make on extra to leave with Mary Fonda and the book ladies there. They do so
much for us writers, looking up stuff and finding us the exact right book.

But, let me say, I am getting myself back on track. I'm getting stronger each day and will be back in the future with more cheese balls for sure.

Also, I plan to try your cheese logs.

I'll look for the article in the Cherokee Scout

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Just dropping by to wish you and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I look forward to our book being published in 2010.