Friday, May 29, 2009

LIVING ABOVE THE FROST LINE CELEBRATES ITS 100TH POST






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.

You who blog know it can be slow sometimes. At other times you have to double check your own site to see why so many are checking in and where in the world they are all coming from. We're finishing up our first six months with a number of new friends and followers and with three awards. It makes me happy. Thanks to all who have added comments and shared your writing on this site. That is what I enjoy most: (1) Hearing from you. (2) Reading your writing. I will continue.

As I have said before, visit often and leave your calling card, your comments. I appreciate that.

We welcome all. But to be honest, this is a site for writers, mainly poets. The goal is to feature a poet each month, to give
information about the poet that is not generally known and to print (with permission) as many of their poems as possible.
We want to feature Appalachian born poets and southern poets.

Another goal is to spread the news of poetry when poetry is in the news. Poetry in the news? That does not happen often, but it happened in January when Elizabeth Alexander read her inaugural poem and earlier this month when Britain, for the first time in their literary history, named their first woman poet laureate.

At least once a month, there will be a reprint of an already published Nancy Simpson poem.

Each month there will be guidelines for submitting poems, stories and essays listed in the right column.

Each month there will be a list of John C. Campbell Folk School writing classes.

Sometimes there will be a question, such as "Can you name these Iris Poets? There were no answers to that question.


Here is the new question.

Can you name these writers and the titles of their books?





(photo taken eleven years ago at Tri County Community College.
Textbook used in the class was Prairie Schooner Fiction Issue.)

4 comments:

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Nancy,
I enjoy visiting your blog very much. That was a great photo of our NCWN members. Yes, I do remember all these writers and I'm so proud of all of them and all they have accomplished since the photo was taken. All of our writers have done very well and many of us thank you for being our mentor and instructor in poetry.

Nancy Simpson said...

Thanks Brenda Kay, I know you can name these writers. When I found that photo the other day i almost cried. All four of them now have a book in print, well three in print and one at the printer.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Nancy, congratulations on your 100th post. I've enjoyed everything along the way.
Love the photo - what a fun find. I got Glenda, Glenda & Shirley - not sure about the fourth, but I'm working on it. Congratulations to all of these fine writers and to you too for this wonderful place to salute poets.
Sam

Nancy Simpson said...

Hi Sam, What's cooking today?

I wanted to tell you I made the fingerling potatoes for myself alone and it made two small meals with the salads.

I love your site and I check it often. I'm not an accomplished cook, but I'm like every other woman. I have to have something up my sleeve. Your site is the place I go to find that something when I have a chance to feed my loved ones.