Laura Shovan is poetry editor for Little Patuxent Review. Her chapbook, Mountain, Log, Salt and Stone, won the inaugural Harriss Poetry Prize. Laura edited Maryland Writers’ Association’s Life in Me Like Grass on Fire: Love Poems and co-edited Voices Fly: An Anthology of Exercises and Poems from the Maryland State Arts Council Artists-in-Residence Program, for which she teaches. Laura is a Rita Dove Poetry Award finalist and won a Gettysburg Review Conference for Writers scholarship. The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary, her novel-in-verse for children, debuts in April (Random House). She is currently serving as the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society’s Writer-in-Residence.
Awards and Recognition
- Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo) Writer in Residence, 2015-2016
- The Gettysburg Review Conference for Writers Scholarship Winner, 2013
- Rita Dove Poetry Award Finalist, 2012
- Harriss Poetry Prize -- Mountain, Log, Salt, and Stone, 2010