Living above the Frost Line
Selected and New Poems
Publication Date: August 1, 2010
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About the AuthorNANCY SIMPSON’s
poems have been published
widely in journals such
as Prairie Schooner, The
Georgia Review, Tar River
Poetry, The Southern Poetry
Review and Kalliope. Her
previous books are Across
Water and Night Student.
In 1991, she received
the North Carolina Arts Council
Writing Fellowship for Poetry. A longtime member
of the North Carolina Writers Network, she cofounded
Netwest to serve writers in the nine westernmost
counties and Qualla Boundary. She founded
the Clay County Arts Council
Annual Poetry Contest for Middle
School, High School and Adults.
For the past fifteen years, she has
worked to develop the Writing
Program as Resident Writer at
John C. Campbell Folk School.
Praise For Living above the Frost Line…“NANCY SIMPSON’S POEMS SPEAK WITH A VOICE
that knows where it comes from, honoring that place
and the web of relationships that exist within it. She
can make the world shimmer in a single line. She
can break your heart. She can sing. She does what
a poet has to do, wake the reader into a fresh vision
—KATHRYN STRIPLING BYER, North Carolina Poet Laureate