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Laura Wetherington
Poetry, Reno


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Laura Wetherington‘s first book, A Map Predetermined and Chance (Fence Books 2011), was selected by C.S. Giscombe for the National Poetry Series. The Brooklyn Rail called the book “humble, folksy, romantic, tough, inventive, and not over-programmed.” She has two chapbooks: Dick Erasures (Red Ceilings Press 2011) and a collaboration with Jill Darling and Hannah Ensor, At the intersection of 3 (Dancing Girl Press 2014).  Her work appears in the Minnesota Review, Drunken BoatOtoliths, and VerseMrs. Maybe among others, as well as in two anthologies, The Sonnets: Translating and Rewriting Shakespeare, edited by Paul Legault and Sharmila Cohen (Nightboat Books 2012) and 60 Morning Talks, edited by Andy Fitch (Ugly Duckling Presse 2014).

Wetherington co-founded and currently edits textsound.organd and works as a faculty advisor for the Sierra Nevada Review. She is a graduate of University of Michigan’s MFA program, UC Berkeley’s Undergraduate English Department, and Cabrillo College. She has taught for the French Ministry of Education, University of Michigan, the New England Literature Program, Eastern Michigan University, and Sierra Nevada College. She currently teaches in Sierra Nevada College’s undergraduate English and low-residency MFA programs. Recent grants include an Artist Fellowship from the Nevada Arts Council, the Vermont Studio Center, the Fondation Ténot, and the Sierra Arts Foundation.





           


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