Previously Published in Iron Mountain Review.
From COMING TO REST, Louisiana State University Press
Living Above the Frost Line is a dwelling place for practicing poets. It is the home of poet, Nancy Simpson. Above the Frost Line we give ourselves some extra growing time. Yes, we know the hard freeze will come, but until it arrives, we shall grow and share our poems.
Congratulations for your honors by the Poetry Council of NC. That is wonderful! To me and every poet I know you are our queen! Love, Barbara Groce.
“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 of reality.” —KATHRYN STRIPLING BYER, North Carolina Poet Laureate Emerita
“HARD-WON, SOMETIMES HARD-BITTEN, the poems of Living Above the Frost Line emerge from the page like daffodils from a snow bank: colorful, hardy and defiant. It is a privilege to be admitted into Nancy Simpson’s intense vision of the world, a pleasure to stand for a while in its light.” —FRED CHAPPELL, North Carolina Poet Laureate Emeritus
ECHOES ACROSS THE BLUE RIDGE
The NCWN West anthology, edited by Nancy Simpson, Echoes Across the Blue Ridge, Stories, Essays and Poems by writers Living In and Inspired by the Southern Appalachian Mountains, published by Winding Path Publishing, is available for purchase at only $16.00.
City Lights Books, Sylva
Blue Ridge Books, Waynesville, NC
Malaprop's bookstore in Asheville, NC
Highlands Books, Brevard, NC
Fountainhead Book Store, Hendersonville,NC