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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, December 22, 2014


Get the news herehttp://www.newsobserver.com/2014/12/22/4422699_shelby-stephenson-is-next-nc-poet.html?rh=1

Congratulations are in order. Shelby Dean Stephenson has been named the new poet laureate of North Carolina by NC Governor McCrory. Stephenson will be installed in February 2015 as Poet Laureate and he will act as  an ambassador, using the office to promote NC poets and writers.(to read the full article, click above.)

1 comment:

Joan Ellen Gage said...

That sounds wonderful!

Nancy, you are blogging despite not feeling well! Awesome!