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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, June 14, 2010

Poets and Writers Reading Poems and Stories AT JOHN C. CAMPBELL FOLK SCHOOL

Brenda Kay Ledford and Carole Richard Thompson will be the featured readers at Poets and Writers Reading Poems and Stories on June 17, 2010 7:00 p.m. in Keith House at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina.

This program is cosponsored by N.C. Writers Network West and the John C. Campbell Folk School.

Brenda Kay Ledford is listed with Directory of American Poets and Fiction Writers. Her work has appeared in many publications including Lights in the Mountains, Asheville Poetry Review, Our State, Chicken Soup For the Soul, Poetry Now and many other magazines.

She received the Paul Green Award from North Carolina Society of Historians for her chapbooks Patchwork Memories, Shew Bird Mountain and Sacred Fire. Her poem "Aunt Rena" won this year's Clay County Historican and Arts Council Poetry competition.

Carole Richard Thompson brings a
vast background of experiences to her poetry. Being an avid reader, she was drawn to words and began to put them together for herself in poetry.

She lived the life of a military officer's wife for twenty-nine years and now resides in the North Georgia Mountains. She says of living here, "I felt I had started over." Her poetry is about every day things we so often miss.

Both of these poets have poems forthcoming in the soon to be released anthology titled Echoes Across the Blue Ridge, Stories, Essays and Poems by Writers Living in and Inspired by the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

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