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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 23, 2010


Waiting for the Full Moon Rise over Lake Chatuge.

Full Sturgeon Moon – August 24. 2010

Fshing tribes of long ago are given credit for the naming of this Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the Moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon.

If you have not yet seen it, take a look tonight or tomorrow night, August 24th. 2010.

In August 2010, you will also find Mars every evening low in the west after the sun goes down. Mars appears in Earth's sky as a reddish dot of light.You will have no trouble knowing which is the moon and which is Mars, no matter that some false info is out there telling you that Mars will look as large as the moon.

1 comment:

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I love this posting. I've noticed every night how beautiful the moon is. It was really large and lovely last night. I felt as though I could just reach out the window and touch it.
Nice photos of your son.