Laura Newbern

Laura Newbern’s Love and the Eye was selected by Claudia Rankine as the winner of the 2010 Kore Press First Book Award. Her poems have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, the Oxford American, TriQuarterly, and Stand, and in the anthologies Best New Poets and Urban Nature. An associate professor of English and creative writing at Georgia College and State University, Newbern serves as the poetry editor of Arts & Letters. Her other honors include a residency at Yaddo and a Writer’s Award from the Rona Jaffe Foundation.



I miss the grain of Ralph, and the grain of Ed, and Trixie’s grain, and especially the grain of Alice, whose pretty, pointed body would never, ever land on the moon. Alice was earthbound; Alice was of  the street, and the bus, and I savored her tenement kitchen, her world  of the single bulb and […]

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