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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, July 29, 2011


For Poets and Lovers of Poetry. You have always been able to depend on me to promote the southern and Appalachian poets.  Your lack of interest makes me wonder if I have failed you.  Maybe it is time to step forth, open my arms to the whole wide world of poets. Click below.



Robert S. King said...

Nancy, I can't speak for anyone else, but I certainly appreciate what you do and can't see any way that you have failed anyone.

I don't always comment, but I always read your posts. I certainly hope that you continue doing your thing. Maybe once in a while you will get some acknowledgment in return. You certainly deserve a lot of recognition.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

We appreciate very much your promoting the poets of this region. You have always been great to support us. We appreciate you very, very much. I enjoy visiting your blog a lot.

Nancy Simpson said...

Thanks Robert and Brenda.You are two of my favorite poets. I appreciate your comments.

Glenda C. Beall said...

Nancy, thanks for posting the 100 thousand Poets site. I didn't know about this event around the world. Sometimes I feel that we here in our little world are content and enjoy our own so much we forget that out there in the big wide world poets are raising their voices and working to make changes to the future.
On September 24, Netwest is scheduled to hold a free panel discussion at City Lights Books in Sylva. Voices of Echoes Across the Blue Ridge will include poets and writers discussing various areas of writing and publishing as we did at the Bookfest in Hendersonville earlier this year.
Hope you are still planning to be on the panel that day.
You are our Poetry Guru,Nancy, and we depend on you to keep us up to date on who is writing poetry, what good books are out there and all things poetry.

Kathryn Stripling Byer said...

Nancy, I can speak only for myself, but I can tell you my blog hasn't received much play this summer either. People have been socked out by the heat, for one thing. We must keep doing what we are doing because it's important to us. If it gives US joy, that's the gift. It doesn't mean anyone has failed anyone else. But it's easy to feel there's no audience out there for poetry. That's not true, of course. Fall will come, our energy will return.