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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."

Monday, April 1, 2013

April 2013, The Beginning of National Gardening Month

Today National Gardening month Begins.  April 1, 2013

Forsythia, aka "Yellow Bells" in my neighborhood

Spring is late, it seems. My flowers want to show themselves but dare not because of relentless winter. Truth is-- spring has arrived. Twenty forsytia bushes along with the last of the daffodils bloom today in my yard. It's time to plan and to plant.

Whether you grow flowers or food, it's time to give a head's up. Here in the southern Appalachian Mountains where I live,(western North Carolina) Spring has not arrived in it's glory but one leaf and sprout at a time.   

I'm off gardening restriction finally. It is slow and steady for me, but I am working 30 minutes to one hour each day. 



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