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Laurie won the 2015 Leapfrog Fiction Contest for her novel The Solace of Monsters. If you are in Seattle, you can find the book at either The Elliott Bay Book Company, The Secret Garden Bookshop, or the University Book Store.  For those outside Seattle, you may order the book here.  You can read an excerpt from the book in Issue Eighty-Seven of The Collagist.  To learn more about the book, go here.

Laurie will read at the main branch of The University Bookstore in Seattle on Thursday 8 December at 7 pm.

Laurie's short story, The Unsaid, which appeared in the The Collagist, was selected for inclusion in the Best Small Fictions 2016 to be published later this year by Queen's Ferry Press.  Go here for more information.

 Laurie Blauner

The author of seven books of poetry, four 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.

Interviews

Go here to read articles about Laurie or listen to interviews with Laurie.

Fiction

The Solace of  Monsters, Leapfrog Press, 2016
The Bohemians, Black Heron Press, 2013
Instructions for Living, Main Street Rag, 2011
Infinite Kindness, Black Heron Press, 2007
Somebody, Black Heron Press, 2003

Poetry

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

Figments (& other occurrences), dancing girl press, 2013

It Looks Worse than I Am, What Books Press, 2014

Laurie’s Artwork

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Sample poetry:

What your Body Holds Against You*

could be love in the right proportions. Don't confuse
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 grows
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 accoutrements
wait by the roulette wheel for one chance at the big time.

*from Children of Gravity, Owl Creek Press, 1995


 

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