Living Above the Frost Line is a dwelling place for practicing poets. It is the home of poet, Nancy Simpson. Above the Frost Line we give ourselves some extra growing time. Yes, we know the hard freeze will come, but until it arrives, we shall grow and share our poems.
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."
WRITE YOUR POEMS IN FREE VERSE FORM WITH INSTRUCTOR NANCY SIMPSON, Fall I.C. L.Class at Young Harris College
WRITE YOUR POEMS IN FREE VERSE FORM Instructor Nancy Simpson Cost : $20
This class is for practicing poets which will focus on forms of free verse. Also each week the class members can bring one copy of one of their own poems to share and discuss. Guidelines for how
to assemble a chapbook manuscript will be discussed. Poetry markets will be discussed and a list of markets will be given at the last class.
Nancy Simpson is the author of the chapbook, “Across Water” and the full length collection, “Night Student”, as well as a newly published book, “Living Above the Frost Line - New and Selected Poems”. She edited “Echoes Across the Blue Ridge”….stories,
essays and poems by writers living in or inspired by the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Her poetry has been widely published. She previously taught for 28 years in the Clay County School System and for 20 years at Tri-County Community College. She has a BS in Education from Western Carolina University and an MFA in Writing from Warren Wilson College.