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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."

Sunday, May 6, 2012


Come and join us to listen, to read at open mic or to have coffee and socialize with the writers, poets, and those who enjoy writing. You will really enjoy Barbara Gabriel - read her bio- who will be leaving us this summer. See you Wednesday.
Barbara Gabriel of Murphy, NC will be the featured poet at Coffee with the Poets, Wednesday, May 9, 10:30 a.m. at CafĂ© Touche, 83 Main Street in Hayesville, NC .
Barbara Gabriel grew up in Minnesota along highway 61. She ran away to sea in her twenties, living aboard boats, ships and other floaty things. Her passions are travel and food, and she tries to combine those any chance she gets. Barbara has traveled, lived and eaten in South America, Turkey, North Africa, Europe, Southeast Asia and the Caribbean. She makes a seriously lemon tart and is on a lifelong search for the world's best french fries.
Barbara has been gathering writing material for fifty years while impersonating a chef, cruise director, ice cream scooper, sailor, child advocate, landscaper, package designer, banker, medical technician, dive master, log cabin builder, and a really bad waitress. In her current state of mind she is a salvage artist and writer. Until recently, she shared her writing only with her husband and dogs. She was recently published in the online journal of topical poetry "Poetry24."
Barbara has lived in western North Carolina for nine years and is about to embark on a new adventure when she, her husband Brian, and their dogs Gracie and Scout move to Portland, Oregon later this summer.
Members of the local community are always invited to Coffee with the Poets to listen, buy a muffin and a cup of coffee, or read an original poem at open mic.
This event is sponsored by NCWN West (Netwest) the western chapter of the North Carolina Writers' Network. Contact Glenda Beall, 828-389-4441 for more information.

1 comment:

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Thanks for posting this information about Barbara. I hope to attend Coffee With the Poets and hope you will be able to attend, too.