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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Laura Minor

Laura Minor is the recipient of the 2016 Emerging Writers Spotlight Award at Florida State University, chosen by D.A. Powell. Her poetry has most recently appeared in Berfrois, Queen Mob’s Tea House, Hobart, and Spring Gun Press. She was a Teacher’s College Fellow at Columbia University, the recipient of the Sarah Lawrence Poetry Award, and a finalist for Steel Toe Books & Pudding House Press. She will be on the 2017 AWP panel, 21st Century Troubadours, alongside internationally celebrated poets: Rita Dove, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Robert Pinsky. A celebrated singer-songwriter, Minor is also currently working on a third record (forthcoming in spring 2017) while she finishes her debut book of poems as a doctoral candidate in poetry at Florida State University.

Laura will be appearing at Word of South as part of our “In-the-Round” event with the poets Barbara Hamby and Jimmy Kimbrell and the musician Del Suggs.