- 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, April 8, 2012
POETS, TELL HOW YOU CELEBRATE NATIONAL POETRY MONTH
How will you celebrate National Poetry Month?
Poetry is an important part of my life. I will celebrate by teaching a Poetry Writing Class at Institute For Continuing Learning at Young Harris, Georgia. This is a small class for practicing poets only. We will meet for six weeks. I can think of no better way to celebrate poetry than to meet once a week with fellow poets and share our knowledge of poetry.
Lucky for me, I have also been invited to read my poems during this special month at POETS AND WRITERS READING POEMS AND STORIES at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown.
Later in the month I will attend The Evening of Art and Poetry sponsored by the Clay County Arts Council to be held at the Hayesville High School Lecture Hall. This year’s poetry judge and special guest is Robert S. King. This is an annual art and poetry contest which I co founded with Reba Beck twenty one years ago. I am happy to see it continue.
How do you celebrate National Poetry Month? Tell us.