About Me

I’m the author of Love and the Eye, selected by Claudia Rankine for the Kore Press First Book Award, and the recipient of a Writer’s Award from the Rona Jaffe Foundation. My second collection of poems, A Night in the Country, was selected by Louise Glück as a winner of the Changes Book Prize (formerly The Bergman Prize).

My poems have appeared in Poetry, The Atlantic, The Massachusetts Review, The Threepenny Review, Stand, The Southern Review, and elsewhere; they’ve been anthologized in Urban Nature: Poems about Wildlife and the City (Milkweed Editions); Inspired Georgia (UGA Press); and Why I Wrote This Poem (McFarland).

For nearly twenty years I’ve made my living teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in writing and literature. Presently I live in Georgia and teach at Georgia College and at Reinhardt University.

I’m a graduate of Concord Academy, Barnard College, New York University, and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.

About Laura Newbern