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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, March 23, 2012


  Deep in the Southern Appalachian Mountains,
spring arrived early. If you hoped to see the daffodils and forsythia in full bloom, you missed them on our mountain. It looks like April and feels more like May.

Tim Branltey, home for the weekend.

From the top of Cherry Mountain --Lake Chatuge.

Sarah at Fires Creek with Nannie and Savannah.

In Nannie's Garden

Savannah's Fairy House

Savannah and Aunt Lynn with flowers for Jeff.
Jeff Brantley remembered in this his birth week by his family with flowers and much love.
Jeff's daughter and granddaughter,
Savannah and Sarah. "I have a
surprise for you, Nannie," said
Savannah. It was a rock she brought
home from Lake Chatuge.


Anonymous said...

Nancy, thanks for sharing your family and gardens! Beautiful all!

Maren O. Mitchell

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

It is indeed a beautiful spring up on Cherry Mountains. I loved all the photos of your family. Thank you for sharing these lovely scenes with us. Just the other day, Blanche and I were discussing that it must be very pretty at your house this spring.