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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."

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


I, Glenda Beall, will be sharing some of my poems and short prose atCoffee with the Poets on Wednesday this week, Nov 14, 10:30 a.m. - Café Touche on Main Street  in Hayesville NC.
We are so sorry the other Glenda is ill and we will miss her, of course.
Sign in and perhaps win a book.I hope you will come, bring a poem or two, or a short prose piece for open mic.
Some info about me, in case you didn't know:  

Glenda Beall lives in Hayesville, North Carolina where she teaches writing for adults, and she directs Writers Circle, a learning center for writers of all genres. Finishing Line Press published her chapbook,Now Might as Well Be Then in 2009. Her poem, Tomato Man, won first place in the Clay County Poetry contest sponsored by the Clay County Arts and Historical Society. She was a third place winner in the James Still Poetry Contest sponsored by the Appalachian Writers Association, and she has been awarded several honorable mentions in various literary contests. Her writing education began with classes at the John C. Campbell Folk School where she studied with outstanding authors and poets.

Her poetry has appeared in literary journals and literary anthologies for the past fifteen years. Most recently two poems were included inOn Our Own, Widowhood for Smarties, published by Silver Boomer Books.
Beall’s short stories and non-fiction has been most recently published in online journals, Muscadine Lines, a Southern Journal and the Dead Mule School of Southern Literature.

For the past three years, she has taught memoir writing, creative writing and helped others accomplish their writing goals. She mentors students from her classes at Tri-County Community College, from classes at Writers Circle, her home studio, and she teaches private lessons as well.
Glenda Beall has been an active member of NCWN for sixteen years and serves as representative to the North Carolina Writers’ Network West for Clay County. 


Glenda C. Beall said...

Thanks, Nancy, for posting this change in readers at CWP. I hope to see you there.
Hope to see all poets and those who enjoy poetry at Cafe Touche tomorrow.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Sorry I missed Coffee With the Poets. I always enjoy attending and would have loved to hear you read your poetry.

Thanks, Nancy, for posting this on your blog.

I hope both of you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Glenda Beall said...

I missed you and Blanche, Brenda, and I missed Nancy also. I hope everyone is in good health by the second Wednesday of December and can come for our last reading of the year. We will be signing up readers for 2013 at that meeting.
Can you believe we are already planning for 2013? Where did this year go?
Hope your mother is feeling much better, Brenda.