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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."

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 athttp://tinyurl.com/awhcfen.


   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.