Monday Must Read!
This week meet Laurie Kolp. Laurie is an avid runner, lover of nature, mother of three, and wife to former Marine who enjoys living life one day at a time in Southeast Texas. She is the author of Upon the Blue Couch (Winter Goose Publishing, 2014) and Hello It’s Your Mother (Finishing Line Press, October 2015). Laurie’s poems have appeared in more than four dozen print and online journals worldwide including the 2015 Poet’s Market, Scissors & Spackle, North Dakota Quarterly, Blue Fifth Review, and Pirene’s Fountain.
You can find out more about Laurie on her website, http://lauriekolp.com
Praise for Laurie’s work!
Laurie Kolp’s new collection Hello, It’s Your Mother is a poetry that threads the hard truth of loss and grief to daily living – piano lessons, coffee tables, blueberry scones, and phones. It’s the ordinary made universal in the relentless will to sort the fragments of life, to give us something to hold, and Kolp does this well. Her writing skill never falters, never loses voice, allowing the real moments of mother / daughter relationships to find a strong connection in all readers. This is a remarkable and penetrating work.~Sam Rasnake, author of Cinéma Vérité (Editor of Blue Fifth Review)
Because Kolp writes of the everyday, she writes of the familiar. These poems and the life they paint are recognizable. We see ourselves in the poems; we share the emotions they evoke; and the life and lives they represent become our lives. ~Glynn Young of Tweetspeak Poetry, Author of Poetry at Work
Laurie’s Work and More Online:
Origami Poems Project (free micro-chap)- What You Left
Turtle Island Quarterly- Muffled (bottom of Chapter 1)
Gnarled Oak- haiku
Otter Magazine- Crushed Rose
Black Heart Magazine- 3 poems
Here is a link to an interview by Robert Lee Brewer on Poetic Asides.