- 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, March 11, 2012
Natasha Trethewey - Pulitzer Prize Poet at Young Harris College
Young Harris College’s Annual Reece Lecture to Feature Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Natasha Trethewey
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The annual Reece Lecture at Young Harris College will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and creative nonfiction author Natasha Trethewey on Thursday, March 15, at 7 p.m. in Wilson Lecture Hall of Goolsby Center on the Young Harris College campus. A book signing will follow the lecture. Presented by the Division of Humanities, the event is free and open to the public.
Trethewey will also participate in a question-and-answer session earlier in the day at 3 p.m. in Wilson Lecture Hall of Goolsby Center. This event is also free and open to the public.
A native of Gulfport, Miss., Trethewey is the author of three collections of poetry:Domestic Work, Bellocq's Ophelia and Native Guard, which won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in poetry. She is also the author of the creative nonfiction book Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Her fourth collection of poetry, Thrall, will be released this fall.
Trethewey’s poetry has received many accolades over the years including the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Book Prize and Lillian Smith Award for Poetry. Her work has appeared in several volumes of The Best American Poetry and many journals and anthologies such as American Poetry Review,Gettysburg Review, New England Review and The Southern Review.
Trethewey earned a B.A. in English from the University of Georgia, an M.A. in English and creative writing from Hollins University and an M.F.A in poetry from the University of Massachusetts. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts and Bunting Fellowship Program of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.
She was appointed Mississippi Poet Laureate this year and currently serves as Charles Howard Candler Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University. She is the recipient of the 2008 Mississippi Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and was named the 2008 Georgia Woman of the Year. She was inducted into the Fellowship of Southern Writers in 2009, and was inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame in 2011.