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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."

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Off to a strong start in the new year -2014

I'm off to a strong new start in this new year. Wahoooo! It was a busy day from morning until dark including a hair appointment, then off to meet poet members of NC Writers' Network West at a local eatery for lunch and a critique session with our individual poems. This is the first time I've been in a while, due to health problems and recovery. I was excited to be back among my friends.The joy in my heart and mind was blown out of proportion --W O N D E R F U L, 
W O N D E R F U L. After that fun filled meeting, with good poems and lots of hugs, I still had to go to the grocery store, and lucky I did do that. (Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.) Driving up the mountain about 5 p.m. I thought, "That looks like snow."  It was and snow now covers the mountain road and woods. It is a beautiful sight. But, there will be no driving down this road tomorrow. Plenty of time for writing though. 


Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I'm glad you had an enjoyable day and got out for awhile.
I hope you are staying warm.
Happy New Year!

Ellen Schofield said...

Nancy, time robs me of the chance to keep up with your blog and the many others of value, and so I don't get to drop in very often. Every time I do, however, I find something of value that you have shared. I'm really glad that you had a good, joyful time with the other NetWest members.