Laurie’s poetry chapbook, Figments (& other occurrences), is scheduled for publication in April 2013 by dancing girl press.
The author of six books of poetry, two novels and a novella, Laurie Blauner received an MFA from The University of Montana. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in various publications, including The New Republic, The Nation, The Georgia Review, The Seattle Review, The New Orleans Review, Poetry, and American Poetry Review. She has received an NEA grant, King County Arts Commission, Seattle Arts Commission, Artist Trust, and Centrum grants and awards. Laurie Blauner lives in Seattle, Washington.
Other Lives, Owl Creek Press, 1984
Self-Portrait with and Unwilling Landscape, Owl Creek Press, 1989
Children of Gravity, Owl Creek Press, 1995
Facing the Facts, Orchises Press, 2002
All This Could Be Yours, Cherry Grove Collections, 2006
Wrong, Cherry Grove Collections, 2008
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What your Body Holds Against You*
could be love in the right proportions. Don't
form and content where a good sense of humor becomes
curves that make rooms loosen around her.
Look for a woman that listens to music
drifting over a lake, hovering like flies, or
someone who will
watch the landscape emptied of azaleas under a setting sun.
By forty there is a sideshow of vanities:
the dragon breath you wake to, bones tossed
against your skin like waves, or the flesh that
where a waitress tucks her loose change. We measure
time with our lives, counting out the coins
year by year. We all become detectives of broken
hearts in off-season hotels where love and its
wait by the roulette wheel for one chance at the big time.
*from Children of Gravity, Owl Creek Press, 1995
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