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Living Above the Frost Line

New and Selected Poems (Carolina Wren Press Laureate #1)

Nancy Simpson


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Praise For Living Above the Frost Line: New and Selected Poems (Carolina Wren Press Laureate #1)


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

of reality.”

—KATHRYN STRIPLING BYER, North Carolina Poet Laureate


Carolina Wren Press, 9780932112613, 108pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2010

About the Author

Nancy Simpson is the author of two previous poetry collections, Night Student, and Across Water. She earned an MFA from Warren Wilson College and has had poems published in Prairie Schooner, The Georgia Review, and other literary magazines. She edited Light in the Mountains: Stories, Essays and Poems by Writers Living in and Inspired by the Southern Appalachian Mountains, and most recently edited Echoes Across the Blue Ridge. Seven of her poems were reprinted in McFarland Press s textbook, Southern Appalachian Poetry. In 1991, she received the North Carolina Arts Council Writing Fellowship for poetry. A longtime member of the North Carolina Writers Network, she co-founded 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.