Nancy Simpson

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Occupation Poet, Writer and Writing Instructor
Location Hayesville, NC, in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, United States
Introduction 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."
Interests She is a practicing poet, and is also writing a historical novel set in Georgia in the 1900s.
Favorite Movies Empire of the Sun, Brave Heart, Apollo 13, Gone With the Wind, Shaw Shank Redemption.
Favorite Music The Theme from Doctor Zhivago. I like Dvorak New World Symphony and I like to listen to string music by the Cofer Brothers. Yes, both Classical and Old Time Music.
Favorite Books Books of Poetry: The Girl in the Midst of the Harvest Perennials Novels: Doctor Zhivago, Cold Mountain, Thirteen Moons, The Great Santini, Song of Solomon. Beloved, To Kill a Mockingbird, The House on Eccles Road, I Sailed With Magellan, All the Kings Men.