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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."

Friday, January 13, 2012

ACROSS THE MILES - A Note From my Editor Andrea L. Watson

Dear Nancy,

Now that the (poetic) dust has cleared from getting our new anthology out and about, I wish to take a moment to say thank you for sending us a copy of your book from Carolina Wren Press, Living Above the Frost Line. 

I have so enjoyed reading your selected poems this week, watching the snow fall in Denver and Taos, enjoying the very wonderful and different scenery of your poetry set in North Carolina. I especially love the poems entitled, "At the End of Always" and "This Night", "Traveling", "Night Student", "Sharing the Bed with Mother" (and I have been there!), "Heritage", and, of course, "The Collection", which we admire in Collecting Life

Brava for your use of imagery, lining, and your ability to create and re-create situations with which we all can associate and, too, engage in commiseration.

Also, thank you for your participation and patience with bringing our anthology to birth and for your very kind words about it on your blog.

I truly hope that we will someday have the opportunity to meet.

Best regards across the miles,

-Andrea L. Watson

Collecting Life: Poets on Objects Known and Imagined
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Glenda C. Beall said...

Such nice comments from Andrea, Nancy, and all well deserved.
Sounds like a good anthology.

Joan Ellen Gage said...

Nancy, you have many admirers--well deserved, I might add!

Kudos and Happy New Year!