Laurie Kutchins

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


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.


  • 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



  • 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. 


  1. ^ "James Madison University". 8 January 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
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  3. ^ "Search – The New Yorker". The New Yorker. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Read By Author". Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Authors – BOA Editions". Retrieved 13 October 2015.