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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, February 8, 2016


Living Above the Frost Line has been my site for going on eight years. I almost lost it. Blogger and Google and G mail and Yahoo seem to be making it extra hard  for some of us to stay on line. Most of my friends have quit computers. O-kay, I am still on line, but don't hold your breath. 

I feel the fight going out of me more each day. It is just too hard.

Still, I was able to work the entire month of January, and I got a lot of writing done. I sent out some poems and stories to magazines. 

Most of all of this day was spent begging Blogger and Google and Yahoo to let me have my accounts back. 

But, being honest, my dear writing friends, there is no better time for a writer to write than in Winter. As soon as I secure my "stuff" I will be back into the novel and the poems.

Meanwhile, I hope your writing time is smoother than mine.


Glenda Council Beall said...

Glad you are back online, Nancy. I always read your blog when you have a new post. Perhaps some blog instructions would be helpful. We could barter. Your help with a chapbook for my help with your blog?
Some of our local writers have needed help in "how to leave a comment" on a blog and I have helped them individually. Perhaps we have enough to have a small class on using a blog and commenting on a blog.

What do you think?

Nancy Simpson said...

Hi Glenda, I do want to learn more but cannot attempt it at this time. My computer crashes several times a day and first, before I do anything, I must get a Mac Technician to help me. ( I have the name you and Joan and Glenda Barrett game me.) After I get this machine working, I am going to get things inside my computer organized. Then, in spring, I plan to buy a new computer and hopefully will be ready to transfer what I want to keep to the new one. Then, If I am
still alive, (hahah) I will be ready to learn how to have a better blog.No one reads it now. I'm not concerned about it now anyway. I have a lot on my mind now. I do want to help you and will when I can.