- Nancy Simpson
- 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."
Sunday, October 2, 2011
N.C. POETRY COUNCIL HONORS POET NANCY SIMPSON - OCTOBER 1, 2011 HELD AT CATAWBA COLLEGE IN SALISBURY
President of NC Poetry Council, Ed Cockrell, welcomed all. NC Poetry Council is most noted for it's dedication to promoting poetry and giving opportunities to the young poets of the region.
Vice President Scott Owens Presented BAY LEAVES 2011 and announced the dedication to N.C. Poet Nancy Simpson in recognition for her long service to poetry, for cofounding NCWN West and for editing ECHOES ACROSS THE BLUE RIEGE, Stories, Essays, and Poems by Writers Living in and Inspired by the Southern Appalachian Mountains.
He also recognized poet Nancy Simpson for Honorable Mention for
her own poetry, LIVING ABOVE THE FROST LINE, NEW AND SELECTED POEMS (2011, Carolina Wren Press) from which she read poems.
LINES FROM LIVING ABOVE THE FROST LINE:
"Cleome still blooms but time is running out."
"In My garden, Knock Out Roses still bloom their hearts out."
Attending from Hayesville, NC, poet Linda Smith.
Also attending, serving as a mentor to the young, and winning first place for Light Verse with his own poem was NCWN West member Michael Beadle
of Canton, North Carolina.