Friday, March 1, 2013


FutureCycle Press announces the release of Enough, a chapbook of poems by Netwest member, Carole Richard Thompson. You may order from the author or online through Amazon at


   About the Author

Carole Richard Thompson lives in retirement with her husband in the North Georgia Mountains. Her passion for life in all its complexities is reflected in her poetry, writings and paintings. Carole’s poetry has been published in A Sense of Place, Wild Goose Poetry Review, Echoes Across the Blue Ridge, Women’s Spaces, Women’s Places, and FutureCycle 2011. Her short stories have appeared in the Liguorian magazine and Clotheslines anthology. Her essay, “The Common Thread,” won the 1991 NSDAR Best of Show and National Gold Honors Award in their National American Heritage Committee, Literature and Drama Division contest. Her poem, “The Whisperers,” was awarded 2nd place nationally in 2011. Carole is a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network and the Georgia Poetry Society.

A Comment on ENOUGH

These poems by Carole Richard Thompson are spoken in the voice of a woman with a rich inner life, who lived from girlhood to become a seasoned woman. She attempts to be where she is supposed to be and daily seeks art in her life, admitting she collects to memory canvas portraits of some she meets. Empathy rises strong when she finds herself in some other woman’s skin. Nature informs this poet each day of her life, whether seeing a doe without its fawn, or after the time of drought seeing the return of twin waterfalls. She has lived through tornados, lived with one husband, has been found adrift in her own life, and found herself at times in the right/wrong place.  You will not hear one whimper from her, for she concludes that whatever life has given her, it is “enough.”

--Nancy Simpson

1 comment:

Nancy Simpson said...

Congratulations. I'm sorry there are no comments, Carole. I thought there would be many.