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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, January 8, 2011

Thinking of W.D. Snodgrass Born January 5, 1926. WANT TO HEAR HIM READ POEM?

W. D. Snodgrass
AKA William De Witt Snodgrass
Born: 5-Jan-1926
Birthplace: Wilkinsburg, PA
Died: 13-Jan-2009
Location of death: Madison County, NY
Cause of death: Cancer - Lung
Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Heart's Needle
Military service: US Navy (WWII, Pacific theater)
Wife: Kathleen Browne (wife #4)
    Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1960 for Heart's Needle
    Guggenheim Fellowship 
Author of books:
Heart's Needle (
1959, poetry)
After Experience (
1968, poetry)
Remains (
1970, poetry)
In Radical Pursuit (
1975, criticism)
The Führer Bunker: A Cycle of Poems in Progress (
1977, poetry)
If Birds Build with Your Hair (
1979, poetry)
D.D. Byrde Calling Jennie Wrenn (
1984, poetry)
W.D.'s Midnight Carnival (
1988, poetry)
The Death of Cock Robin (
1989, poetry)
The Führer Bunker: The Complete Cycle (
1995, poetry)
To Sound Like Yourself: Essays on Poetry (
2003, criticism)
Want to hear W.D. Snodgrass read "April Inventory?"
from Poet.org, Courtesy of The Academy of American Poets.


Judy Roney said...

You have the most interesting poets highlighted on your blog, Nancy. I look forward to getting a book of W.D. Snodgrass' poems; probably Heart's Needle.

Nancy Simpson said...

Thank Judy. I appreciate your comments.