Laurel Trivelpiece

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Laurel Trivelpiece (1926 Nebraska – 1998)[1] was an American poet and novelist.


Trivelpiece worked in her youth as fruit-picker and later, after graduating from the University of California at Berkeley with a bachelor's degree in English Literature, as an editor and copy-writer for Macys and other department stores in the San Francisco Bay Area. She lived in Corte Madera, California.[2]

Trivelpiece authored two poetry collections, four young adult novels, one adult novel, and prize-winning fiction and plays. Her second poetry collection, Blue Holes (Alice James Books, 1987), won the Beatrice Hawley Award, and one of her poems was included in Best American Poetry 1995. Her poems also appeared in literary journals and magazines including Poetry,[3][4] The Massachusetts Review,[5] The American Poetry Review,[6] and The Malahat Review.[7]


Published works[edit]

Poetry Collections

Young Adult Novels

Adult Novels

Anthology Publications


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