Living Above the Frost Line is a dwelling place for practicing poets. It is the home of poet, Nancy Simpson. Above the Frost Line we give ourselves some extra growing time. Yes, we know the hard freeze will come, but until it arrives, we shall grow and share our poems.
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."
"PINK PANTSUIT" MY POEM GOING OUT TO THE WORLD on January 9, 2014.
A New Year gift to me came today (1-1-14) in the body of this e mail regarding American Life in Poetry ( A Project For Newspapers by Ted Kooser)
Dear Ms. Simpson,
I wanted to let you know that your poem will be released to our website, www.americanlifeinpoetry.org, next Monday, January 9. Newspapers carrying the column will download it as a PDF and run it according to their usual print schedules. Current readership is about 3,000,000 per week.
In addition, a large number of readers receive the column via free e-mail subscription. We’ve heard from some of them in such places as Nepal, Indonesia, Uganda, Bangladesh, Egypt, The Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Peru, most of Europe, Mexico, Korea, India The Philippines, Turkey, Viet Nam, China, Canada, the U.K., Sweden and Myanmar, as well as U.S. Readers from Maine to Hawaii.
None of this would happen, of course, without the cooperation of the poets who so generously allow us to reprint their work. Thank you once again!