Title

Grace Pow Simpson

Poet Information

Grace Pow Simpson

About the Poet

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Grace Pow Simpson graduated from Winthrop College in 1953. She completed a master’s degree in English at the Hampton-Syndney College in 1973, and taught High School English for 15 years. She was the author of a poetry collection entitled “Dancing the Bones,” as well as a recipient of the Rainmaker Award for Poetry. Her work saw publication in the Cincinnati Poetry Review, the Formalist, the Southern Poetry Review, and Zone 3. Grace was Virginia's Poet Laureate 2000-2002. She was born in 1921 and died in 2016 at the age of 84. Her work was featured prominently in the 2004 publication, Four Poets Laureates of Virginia.

From the Poetry Society of Virginia

Region

Southside

Virginia City or County Affiliation

Farmville

Gender

Female

Race/Ethnicity

White

Year of Birth

1921-2016

Published Works or Performances

  • Dancing the Bones: Poems. Scotch Broom Press, 2001.
  • Four Virginia Poets Laureate: A Teaching Guide. Poetry Society of Virginia, 2006.

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