Laura M Kaminski

Author's Bio

Laura M Kaminski grew up in Nigeria, went to school in New Orleans, and currently lives in rural Missouri. She is an Editor at Right Hand Pointing and also serves as Poetry Editor / Digital Chapbook Editor at Praxis Magazine Online. After releasing four full-length collections and four chapbooks of poetry over a four-year period, she is stepping away from submitting her own poetry to focus on her editorial work at RHP & Praxis, a way of paying forward the time, generosity, and encouragement other editors offered her when she was first starting out on her poetry adventure. She is also hoping to introduce more Hausa-language poetry to English-speakers; some of her translations were featured in National Translation Month, September 2016. Her most recent collection is ANCHORHOLD, available from Amazon and other booksellers, edited by Wale Owoade, foreword by j.lewis, and introduction by J.K. Anowe, with cover art by Robert Rhodes.

Publications and Prizes

Anthologies: 
Alice in Wonderland Anthology
(Silver Birch Press, 2015)
, Kentucky Review 2014 (Volume 1)
(FutureCycle Press, 2015)
, Kentucky Review 2014 (Volume 1)
(FutureCycle Press, 2015)
, Weatherings
(FutureCycle Press, 2015)
, Weatherings
(FutureCycle Press, 2015)
Journals: 
Conclave: A Journal of Character, Eunoia, Gnarled Oak, Kansas City Voices, Kentucky Review, Loch Raven Review, National Translation Month, One Sentence Poems, Pilgrimage Magazine, Praxis, right hand pointing, RiverLit, Synchronized Chaos, The Camel Saloon, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, The First Day, The Lake, The New Verse News, Theodate, Verse-Virtual
Prizes Won: 
"Hush" (from LAST PENNY THE SUN) received an Honorable Mention in the Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest 2015 at Winning Writers. Full-length collection CONSIDERING LUMINESCENCE was one of five finalists recognized in The Lascaux Review's 2015 Poetry Collection Contest. International Merit Award recognition in Atlanta Review's 2015 International Poetry Competition. Pushcart nominations from Conclave: A Journal of Character (2013), The Lake (2015), Expound (2015), and Gnarled Oak (2016). Two Best of the Net Nominations from Synchronized Chaos (2015 & 2016). "loved, further, crackles" placed 3rd in the 2014 Uut Poetry/ What3Words contest. Video artists Nic Sebastian, Marie Craven, Marc Neys, Jutta Pryor, Paul Broderick, Dale Wisely, and Eduardo Yague have each released poem-films based on Laura M Kaminski's poems.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Others Will Enter the Gates by ed. Abayomi Animashaun
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Reasons (Not) to Dance by Jose Angel Araguz
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The Siren World by Juan J. Morales

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Poet
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Last updated: Dec 22, 2016