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Laure-Anne Bosselaar


Working toward a publishable draft of an original poem

1:00-3:30 PM
RM 270

Daily reading and specific critique of original poems by participants will be aimed at revision and the next draft of the poem. What is working, what is not?


Laure-Anne Bosselaar is a prize-winning author, editor, and teacher of poetry. Her work includes The Hour Between Dog and Wolf and Small Gods of Grief, awarded the Isabella Gardner Prize for Poetry in 2001. Her third poetry collection, A New Hunger, was selected as an ALA Notable Book.

Bosselaar’s work has been widely anthologized and four of her poems were featured by Garrison Keillor on The Writer’s Almanac. Winner of a Pushcart Prize, Bosselaar leads workshops at numerous writers’ conferences, including The Frost Place, the Aspen Writers’ Conference,The Fine Arts Work Center, and the Palm Beach Poetry Festival. She was awarded a fellowship at the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference, was a writer in residence at The Vermont Studio Center and at Hamilton College, and she was offered the McEver Chair for Visiting Writers at Georgia Tech University in Atlanta.

Bosselaar has taught poetry at Emerson College in Boston, at Sarah Lawrence College in New York, and is a member of the founding faculty in the low residency MFA Program at Pine Manor College. Bosselaar offers private mentoring and poetry editing services; her next book will be published by Four Way Books in January of 2019.