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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, August 30, 2010

A Champaign Toast to Southern Appalachian Writers

ECHOES ACROSS THE BLUE RIDGE Stories,Essays and Poems by Writers Living in and Inspired by the Southern Appalachian Mountains

Edited by Nancy Simpson with a forward by Robert Morgan

I am happy to say I have celebrated yet again with a champagne toast to the anthology ECHOES ACROSS THE BLUE RIDGE and to its outstanding mountain writers. We met yesterday at TWICE UPON A TIME BOOK STORE in Murphy, NC. It was a program to honor the writers for their writing and to thank all who worked on the publication project. Some moments were set aside to remember Richard Argo (Feb. 21, 1944 - July 8, 2010). Paul Donovan read one of Richard Argo's stories that is included in the anthology.

Book Stores where you can buy a copy of Echoes Across the Blue Ridge $16.00

City Lights Books, Sylva

Curiosity Books in Murphy, NC

Phillips and Lloyd Books in Hayesville, NC

Books Unlimited, Franklin, NC

Book Nook, Blairsville, GA

Blue Ridge Books, Waynesville, NC

Malaprop's bookstore in Asheville, NC

Twice Upon A Time in Murphy, NC

Highlands Books, Brevard, NC

Fountainhead Book Store, Hendersonville,NC

Twice Upon a Time Book Store,1214 Andrews Road, Murphy,NC 28906
Thank you to Peg Russell for the photos

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