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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."

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Three Young Poets

Three young poets wrote their message on the wall as I have written mine. They stand  on a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, holding a copy of the literary magazine that holds their poem titled "In Afghanistan 2011."

Dear Poets and Readers,
One of the things I am most proud of with editting Solo Novo v. 1 Wall Scrawls....has been the opportunity to work with Jaala Thibault to publish a special poem from Afghanistan by emerging poets, Yosuf Warastah, Abudul Hadi Iqbazada and Nasir Ahmad Noor Mohammed.  In the attached photo, these young men stand in front of a wall in Kabul, Afghanistan that speaks without words holding their copies of Solo Novo!
Please share this photo with your communities of readers and writers. This is why we write...."What can we do but leave our mark?  What must we do to leave our mark?"
I have attached a press release that you may forward to your local news media or use in any way that continues to bring Solo Novo to the communities of readers we poets serve.  Our interpretations of the times in which we live are imperative reading. 
Several of you have already included Solo Novo on your websites, blogs and facebook pages. Thank you!
If you would like to send me a photo of yourself holding Wall Scrawls in a local place that is meaningful to you, please do!  I will make sure all of these are posted on our website www.solopress.org
Stay tuned for more news!
Again, thank you, Jaala, for making this possible!
Paula Lowe
Solo Novo, editor

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