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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, September 25, 2017


(Crape Myrtle )  
In many ways, this has been the hardest year of my life. Like my garden, the year is not finished yet.Here above the frost line, we are, as always, hoping for some extended growing time.

(Knock Out Roses)

(Victory Rose and Diathesis)

                           (Playmates in my garden)

(Angel Wing Begonias)    

                     (Sedem...Autumn Joy)

(Black-eyed Susan and ivy)

(Dallas with Cleome and also sunflowers)

(Potted Impatiens, Pink Begonias, and potato vine.

       (Purple Coneflowers)


(Humming Birds)  


            (An early morning blessing for all on Cherry Mountain)

(Asters,  Autumn Joy, and Black-eyed Susan)

(American Beauty Berry Bush )                      

                                                  ....and a four leaf clover good wish for all of us.

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