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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."

Friday, September 24, 2010

TIME TO CELEBRATE - An Invitation for You

The words, "Living Above the Frost Line", mean much to me.  Yes, that's the name of this site and yes, also the name of my new poetry collection.  Living Above the Frost Line means the growing season lasts a little longer and it gives extended time to grow as a human and a little more time to grow poems.

The image in this photograph says that roses bloom until the hard freeze.  Even if every tree in the forest has shed all of their leaves, this rose will bloom until the hard freeze.

It took some extra time.  My book  LIVING ABOVE THE FROST LINE: New and Selected Poems  was published Carolina Wren Press. It’s the first book in their new Laureate Series.

Copies of LIVING ABOVE THE FROST LINE can be bought at: 

The Book Nook, Blairsville, Georgia
Carolina Wren Press, Durham, NC
City Lights Book Store,  Sylva, NC
Craft Shop at John C Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC
Malaprops Book Store,  Asheville, NC
Phillips and lloyd Book Shop, Hayesville, NC

And finally it’s time to seriously celebrate. Possibly you thought the publication already has been celebrated. It’s true a number of you bought a copy when the first copies arrived at the end of July.  I remember each one of you who came to that book signing at Phillips and Lloyd Book Shop on the square.  Thank you for buying my book.  Now, I hope you will plan to help me celebrate.

Oct.13, 2010 - 10:30 a.m.  Coffee With the Poets, Phillips and Lloyd Book Shop on the square in Hayesville. This will be my first reading of only poems from LIVING ABOVE THE FROST LINE
Oct. 17, 2010 - 2:00 p.m. City Lights Book Store in Sylva, NC will host a reception for me to celebrate the publication of the book,  with food and drink, with a reading of only poems from LIVING ABOVE THE FROST LINE and a book signing. 
November 4, 2010 - 4:45 p.m. John C. Campbell Folk School will host a community reception to celebrate the publication of LIVING ABOVE THE FROST LINE with refreshments, also with the reading of some poems from the collection.
You’re not expected to come to all of these events, for sure, but please do come to any and all you choose. 


Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Congruatulations upon publishing your wonderful book. I want to attend as many of the booksignings as possible.

Susan Woodring said...

Congratulations on your new book!

Judy Roney said...

I am so happy for you and for us as well now that we, the readers, will be able to get our copy of your new book. I can't wait to get mine. I will probably got to City Lights this week. Timing hasn't been good for me because I will be in Tennessee from the 12th until the 20th and then after a wedding in SC I will be heading for Florida the end of October. I WILL eventually get to hear you read some of your work in this new book, though. Congratulations.

Dina said...

Congratulations! The cover of your book looks amazing -- what a gorgeous picture!