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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."

Saturday, August 7, 2010



Janet Bennett and Nancy Simpson.

Nancy Simpson signed copies of her new book LIVING ABOVE TH FROST LINE New an Selcted Poems today August 7, 2010 at Phillips and Lloyd Book Store on the Syuare in Hayesville, North Carolina.

Three Long time poetry friends: Janice Townley Moore, Nancy Simpson, and Blanche Flanders Farley.

Tim Brantley and Peri Gordon Flohr

Joan Howard and Ellen Andrews

Poet and Writer, Glenda Beall

Ellen Andrews, Glenda Beall, Mary Lou McKilllip and Michelle Keller

Georgia Poets Barbara Groce, Pamela (P.K.) Wright, Ann Cahill

Kathleen Larsen, one of the sweet Simpson family cousins

Rachel Bronnum and her husband Dwight with the author Nancy Simpson.

Nancy Simpson and Carole Richard Thompson

Blanche Ledford and Brenda Kay Ledford

Carol Crawford

Maren O. Mitchell

Peri Gordon Flohr and Linda M. Smith

Anne Wolf and Nancy Simpson

Nancy Simpson at book signing of LIVING ABOVE THE FROST LINE with poets Bill Killin and
Mary Ricketson.

Order book at Carolina Wren Press

or at Phillips and Lloyd Bookstore in Hayesville,NC


Joan Ellen Gage said...

It looks like you had a good turnout. Excellent!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Nancy, it must have been wonderful to see everyone. I'm so glad your book signing went well. I so very much wanted to be there, but sadly my chronic back pain kept me away. But I was there in spirit.

Nancy Simpson said...

Thanks for thinking of me Ellen and Sam. I will never forget that "book signing" day. It was like a new beginning for me.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful pictures of you and all your writer friends. I wish I could have been there. Still cannot wait to read your book.
Karen Holmes

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I'm so proud of you. I could not put your book down until I read all of it. Mama and I read your poems to each other and discussed them. We enjoyed very much your poetry. The cover is beautiful, the poems are touching, and we celebrate your success. I'm glad you had a lot of folks to attend and thankful Mama and I could go, too. It was indeed a marvelous book signing by a marvelous poet.