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."
NC Writers Network West - a Professional Writing Organization Now 20 Years Old
We've been Writing and Picknicking annually for 20 years. Come join us.
NC Writers Network WEST Celebrates 20 Years at Annual Picnic
On October 16, 2011, 2 pm, NCWN-West or Netwest will celebrate its 20th anniversary. All members and anyone interested in Writing or interested in learning more about NC Writers Network West are invited. You do not have to be a member to attend. The picnic will be in Hayesville, NC, at the Clay County Park (pavilion by the water).
All those attending should bring a covered dish, chair, and drink (plates, napkins, and silverware will be provided).
The meal will be followed by brief remarks from Program Coordinator Rosemary Royston, a reading from Scott Owens, and then an open mike.
Readings for the open mike session should consist of ONE PAGE of prose or two short poems per person. Time limit is 2.5 minutes. In order to accommodate as many readers as possible, please time your piece before reading. Members can sell their books on the book table.
This is a golden opportunity to meet area writers and also a chance for you to come and read a sample of your writing.