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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 29, 2013


(a note from Scott Owen)

Hi, All, 
I'm very excited to be coming back up to the mountains to participate in Writers' Night Out on June 14 and lead a workshop at The Writers' Circle on June 15.  I hope you'll be able to join me for both events.

I'll be reading at Writers' Night Out at Brother's Willow Ranch Restaurant in Young Harris on June 14 at 7:00.  I'll have my new Selected Poems CD and copies of all of my books, including the newest, Shadows Trail Them Home from Clemson University Press; For One Who Knows How to Own Land from FutureCycle Press; and Something Knows the Moment (a Next Generation-Indie Lit Book Award finalist) from Main Street Rag available for purchase and signing.

Then, on Saturday morning (June 15), from 10 to 1, I'll lead a workshop called "The Essential Practices of Writing" which will focus on four habits all writers need to foster.  The workshop will include invention strategies and revision, but I will discuss any aspect of writing that participants are interested in.  If you'll be at the workshop, email me a question or topic ahead of time, and I'll be sure to cover it.  You're also welcome to email me a poem for possible use in discussing approaches to revision. This is my third workshop with The Writers' Circle, and every time I have discovered new poets I like as well as poems I want to include in Wild Goose Poetry Review, so I'm looking forward to seeing what discoveries I can make this time.

Register for this class by sending a check for $40.00 to Writers Circle, 581 Chatuge Lane, Hayesville, NC 28904
Please spread the news about these two events by forwarding this email to anyone you know who might or should be interested or by posting information about it on any social network you participate in.


Scott Owens


Glenda C. Beall said...

Thank you, Nancy, for posting about Scott's visit to the mountains. We always enjoy his classes at Writers Circle.
I hope everyone will come out to hear him read at WNO at Brothers Restaurant in Young Harris, GA.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I've already registered for Scott's class at Writer's Circle. I'm also glad he will be reading at Writer's Night Out.

I look forward to the reading and poetry workshop.

Thanks, Nancy, for posting this information. You keep us informed about the literary world.