Laura Sobbott Ross

Author's Bio

Laura Sobbott Ross teaches English to ESOL students at Lake Technical College in central Florida, and she has worked as a writing coach for Lake County Schools. Her poetry appears in the Valparaiso Poetry Review, Blackbird, The Florida Review, Calyx, The Columbia Review, Natural Bridge, Tar River Poetry, Cold Mountain Review, and many others. She was a finalist for the 2016 Arts&Letters Poetry Award. Her chapbook, "A Tiny Hunger," was the winner of the Seventh Annual YellowJacket Press Chapbook Contest for Florida Poets, and she has a second chapbook from Anchor&Plume Press called "My Mississippi." She has been nominated four times for a Pushcart Prize.

Publications and Prizes

, , , , , , Abramelin, Albatross, Autumn Sky Poetry, Babel Fruit, Birmingham Arts Journal, Blackbird, Blood Orange Review, Blue Fifth Review, Calyx, Canary, Cold Mountain Review, Coldnoon, Deep South Magazine, DMQ Review, Florida English, Glass, Jabberwock Review, Kalliope, Kennesaw Review, Kindred, Literary Mama, Loch Raven Review, Lunch Ticket, Meridian, Mudlark, Natural Bridge, New Mexico Poetry Review, New Millennium Writings, Off the Coast, One, Ottawa Arts Review, Ouroboros Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Permafrost, Pirene's Fountain, Quiddity, Rock & Sling, Ruminate, San Pedro River Review, Saw Palm, Slow Trains, Spindrift, Tar River Poetry Review, A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments, The Brooklyner, The Caribbean Writer, The Columbia Review, The Cortland Review, The Dos Passos Review, The Florida Review, The Griffin, The Literary Bohemian, The Pedestal, The White Pelican Review, Tipton Poetry Journal, Town Creek Poetry, U.S. 1 Worksheets, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Verdad, Wilderness House Literary Review
A Tiny Hunger
(Yellow Jacket Press, 2011)
, My Mississippi
(Anchor & Plume, 2016)
Prizes Won: 
2016 Arts&Letters Poetry Prize, Finalist; 2015 Cape Cod Cultural Center Poetry Prize, Finalist; 2015 Tusculum Review Poetry Chapbook, Finalist; The Ledge Poetry Award 2013, First Place; Yellow Jacket Press Chapbook Contest for Florida Poets 2011, First Place; Thomas Merton Poetry of the Sacred Contest 2011, Honorable Mention; Creekwalker Poetry Prize 2008, Finalist.

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Last updated: Jul 14, 2017