Laurie Kutchins

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Laurie Kutchins is an American poet and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

Life[edit]

She grew up in Wyoming. She graduated from Carleton College, and from the University of Massachusetts Amherst's MFA Program for Poets & Writers.

She is an Associate Professor in the English Department at James Madison University.[1] She has also been a visiting writer at the University of New Mexico, and a faculty member of the Taos Summer Writers Conference.[2]

Her work appeared in The New Yorker,[3] The Georgia Review, Ploughshares,[4] The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, Poetry, West Branch, Denver Quarterly, and LIT.[5]

She lives in Singers Glen, Virginia.

Awards[edit]

  • Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1997
  • Isabella Gardner Award for Poetry
  • Texas Tech University Press First Book Award (1993)

Fellowships and grants[edit]

  • Two fellowships from the Virginia Council on the Arts
  • Two fellowships from the Pennsylvania Commission on the Arts
  • Educational Leave and Research grants from James Madison University
  • MacDowell Colony residency
  • Ucross Foundation residency
  • Virginia Center for the Creative Arts residency

Books[edit]

Anthologies[edit]

  • A Tough and Tender Kinship (anthology)
  • Mark Tredinnick, ed. (2003). A Place on Earth: Nature Writers from North America and Australia. UNSW Press. ISBN 978-0-86840-654-1. 

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