Glenda Barrett, a native of Hiawassee, Georgia is an artist, poet and writer. Her paintings are on display at Fine Art America. Glenda’s writing has appeared in Woman’s World, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Farm & Ranch Living, Rural Heritage, Psychology for Living, Nostalgia, Journal of Kentucky Studies and many others. Her poetry chapbook titled, When the Sap Rises, is for sale on Amazon.com
Nancy Simpson is one of the practicing poets who lives among us. She is the author of three collections of poetry: Across Water, Night Student, and a new book, Living Above the Frost line - Selected and New Poems (Carolina Wren Press, 2010). Living Above the Frost Line is available in the Folk School craft shop, at Phillips and Lloyd Book Shop in Hayesville, NC. and at The Book Nook in Blairsville, Georgia.
Her poems have been published in The Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, and in anthologies such as 100 Years of N.C. Poetry, The Poets Guide to the Birds, and Southern Poetry Review’s 50th Anniversary Anthology, Don’t Leave Hungry. Seven of her poems were reprinted in the textbook Southern Appalachian Poetry, McFarland Press.
Nancy earned an M.F.A. - Writing from Warren Wilson College and is Resident Writer at John C. Campbell Folk School. She is a longtime member of NCWN and cofounder of NCWN West. She co-edited Lights in the Mountains and recently edited Echoes Across the Blue Ridge which is also now being celebrated and sold in local bookstores throughout the mountains and on Amazon.com. This collection has a foreward by Robert Morgan and includes the work of many of the area's finest writers.