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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."

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Hello writers and friends,

Itching to write? Karen Paul Holmes is  teaching an all-genre writing class at the Folk School the weekend of July 6. limit 8 students. There are still a few seats.  If you live in the mountain counties, you can get  a 1/2 price spot. That's only $160 for a fun and inspiring weekend at John C. Campbell. Here's the link to register. 

Here's the class description:
"Calling All Muses. Let’s stir the creative juices with help from other muses. Stream-of-consciousness writing to classical music will get us going. Exploring artists like Monet, the Beatles, or Baryshnikov will spur ideas for characters, plots, or poems. Expect to get a burst of inspiration to finish a writing project—or start a new one. You’ll also receive editing tips to make your pieces stronger and more readable. All levels welcome."

"Karen Paul Holmes, an award-winning writer, has work published in business magazines, literary journals, and anthologies. Her enthusiasm for teaching has given her top ratings for her writing workshops at international conferences. She also taught poetry to students through the Georgia Poetry Society's "Poets in the Schools" program. Karen is a writing coach, poet, freelance writer, and the editor of the North Carolina Writers' Network's Netwest News. She hosts a monthly "Writer's Night Out" in Hiawassee, GA." 


1 comment:

Kathryn Stripling Byer said...

Nancy, an all genre workshop more and more seems the only sensible way to approach writing; to seal oneself off in one genre or another, even if only for a few workshop days, is something I'd want to avoid. The more we can draw from other arts, other cultures, and times, the better writers we will be. And we will feel more excited about our work and about the world in general. I hope Karen has a huge success with this one!