Laura Boss, founder and editor of Lips, has received many awards for her own poetry including a first place in Poetry Society of America’s Gordon Barber Poetry Contest and three Poetry Fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.  In 1998, her manuscript was one of ten finalists in the country in PSA’s Alice Faye Di Castagnola Award.   Her six books of poetry include Reports from the Front (CCC) and Arms: New and Selected Poems (Guernica).  She was the sole representative of the USA at the XXVI International Poetry Readings in Europe.  More recent featured readings include   The Dylan Thomas Centre in Wales and the 2010 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. She has read at many venues in Europe and also in this country at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC.  She is a Geraldine R. Dodge Poet and a leader in their Clearing the Spring Program. She has read her work on NPR when she was Poet –in –Residence at Northern Michigan University. Her work has been published in numerous magazines, including The Literary Review, Connecticut Review, PLR, and New York Quarterly.  Anthologies include: The Poets of New Jersey: From Colonial to Contemporary (Jersey Shore), Working Words (Coffee House), Identity Lessons (Penguin).  Her poems have appeared in The New York Times. Her newest book of poetry is Flashlight (Guenica, 2010).


January 2011