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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, October 29, 2011

LIVING ABOVE THE FROST LINE (BLOG) Celebrated Its 3rd Anniversary on Oct. 26, 2011.

 “Living Above the Frost Line is a dwelling place for practicing poets. Here we give ourselves some extra time. Yes, we know the hard freeze will come, but until it arrives, we shall grow and share our poems.”

The Focus of this blog is Poetry Writing, Southern and Appalachian Poets, and Living in the Southern Appalachian Mountains in this day and time.

We’re sunrise watchers, moonrise watchers, sunset and moonset watchers. We’re obsessed with flowers and especially enjoy a full sun perennial garden growing on a mountain in the middle of a deciduous forest. The goal here always has been to see something blooming, even in the dead of winter, and that is sometimes possible.

There is great joy seeing the forest with a full range of color at leaf peak and at the same moment to see flowers still blooming. 


Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Happy anniversary to Living Above the Frost Line. Your photos are just stunning Nancy.

I remember that day in the library when we all hit the "publish" button. I'm celebrating my third anniversary as well. Life is good.

Nancy Simpson said...

Hello Sam, I remember that workshop well. Three years now. I do not know anyone else that started that day other than the two of us who are still blogging except Brenda Kay Ledford. Carole Thompson is still writing and spending a lot of time on her poems. That is what I should be doing. (Ha ha.)

Congratulations to you, Sam. You've outsdone us all!

Glenda C. Beall said...

Congratulations to you, Nancy and to Sam for your three years of blogging, for staying with it. Both of you have beautiful sites.
Yes, Sam, life is good.
I remind myself of what I have to be thankful for every day of my life.

Joan Ellen Gage said...

Congratulations on your third anniversary of your blog. I have been amiss at reading everyone's blog, and I apologize. I have had many projects, lately.

Happy Autumn!

Nancy Simpson said...

Joan, Save some time for your writing.