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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, June 6, 2011

Byron Herbert Reece Society Held Their 8th Annual Meeting on June 4, 2011, at The Restored Reece Farm and Heritage Center in the North Georgia Mountains

The crowd numbered about one hundred, including
poet and Young Harris College English Professor Janice Townley Moore.

James Clark and friends sang Byron Herbert Reece's poems set to music.  My favorite of the songs they sang was "Lest the Lonesome Bird" a ballad that I choose and featured when editing  the anthology Echoes Across the Blue Ridge, Stories, Essays and Poems By Writers Living In and Inspired By  the Southern Appalachian Mountains, published last summer, dedicated to the memory of Reece.
Poet Valerie Nieman of Greensboro, NC won the First Annual Byron Herbert Reece Poetry Competition,  and she read her winning poem.


glenda Beall said...

Sounds like a great day, Nancy. Wish I could have been there. Good photos, also.

Nancy Simpson said...

Glenda we missed you at the Byron Herbert Reece Meeting. Also missed you yesterday at our last ICL Poetry Writing Workshop. It's always sad to say good bye when a class ends. Janice came and brought a new poem. Nancy Gadsby is writing again which touches me deeply because her poems are so strong. P.K. Wright had an extremely funny poem which made me laugh a lot. We told her to send it to The New Yorker.