Laura Rodley’s chapbook Rappelling Blue Light, a Massachusetts Book Award nominee, won honorable mention for the New England Poetry Society Jean Pedrick Award. Her second chapbook Your Left Front Wheel is Coming Loose was also nominated for a Massachusetts Book Award and an L.L.Winship/Penn New England Award. Both these chapbook were published by Finishing Line Press.
Past co-curator of Collected Poets Series and editor of As You Write It: A Franklin County Anthology, Laura teaches creative writing and works as a freelance writer and photographer. Her poem “Addicted” appears in Solace in So Many Words.
BTW, Finishing Line is sponsoring the New Women’s Voices chapbook contest; it is open to woman who have not yet published a full-length poetry collection. Guidelines are linked here; deadline is Febrary 15.
Donna Hilbert who contributed “Flowers” and “In Quintana Roo” to Solace in So Many Words recently had a poem “Joined” featured on Your Daily Poem. Here’s a few lines to tease you: “Everything sundered / wants reuniting, / everything rent, to mend.”