Lara Gularte

Poet

Diamond Springs, CA 95619

Author's Bio

Lara Gularte lives and writes in the Sierra Foothills of California, and she is El Dorado County Poet Laureate 2021-2023. Her book of poetry, Kissing the Bee, was published by “The Bitter Oleander Press,” in 2018. Her forthcoming book, Fourth World Woman, published by “Finishing Line Press, will be available January 2022. Nominated for several Pushcart Prizes, Gularte has been published in national and international journals and anthologies. Her poetry depicting her Azorean heritage is included in the The Gávea-Brown Book of Portuguese-American Poetry, and in Writers of the Portuguese Diaspora in the United States and Canada.  She is affiliated with the Cagarro Colloquium: Azorian Diaspora Writers, at the Portuguese Beyond Borders Institute (PBBI), California State University-Fresno. In 2017 Gularte traveled to Cuba with a delegation of American poets and presented her poetry at the Festival Internacional de Poesia de la Habana. She’s a proud member of the esteemed, “Escritores Del Nuevo Sol.” Gularte is a creative writing instructor for Arts in Corrections at Mule Creek prison.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
End of the World Anthology (San Jose Poetry Center Press, 2012)
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The Sandhill Review (Stanford University, 2012)
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Remembering, An Anthology of Poems (Jacaranda Press, 2011)
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Wild Edges, Manzanita (Manzanita Writers Press, 2010)
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The Call: An Anthology of Women's Writing (Dragonfly Press, 2009)
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Sister's Singing Anthology (Wild Girl Publishing, 2008)
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Tiger's Eye: A Journal of Poetry (Tiger's Eye Press, 2008)
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Skyways (PWJ Publishing, 2006)
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The Tule Review (Sacramento Poetry Center, 2002)
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The Monserrat Review (Dragonfly Press, 2001)
Book:
Days Between Dancing (Poets Corner Press, 2002)
Journals:
Alembic
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Caesura
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California Quarterly
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Clackamas Literary Review
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Eclipse
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Empirical Magazine
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Evansville Review
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Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal
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Hiram Poetry Review
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Kaleidoscope
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Poetry Now
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Sanskrit Review
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Santa Clara Review
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Watershed
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Water~Stone Review
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Windfall
Prizes won: 

2nd prize poetry contest winner for "Empirical Magazine's" 2012 contest. Nominated by "Bitter Oleander Press" to Best New Poet's 2010. Three Phelan Awards and the Anne Lillis Award for Creative Writing at San Jose State University. Resident poet at the Footpaths to Creativity Writer's Residency and Retreat on Flores Island in the Azores. Surprise Valley Poetry Prize for May 2009. First place winner in the San Jose Mercury News, Gold Rush series. Honorable Mention for "Tiger's Eye," 2008 Poetry Contest.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Portuguese American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Any
Born in: 
San Jose
Raised in: 
San Jose, CA
California
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Last update: Jan 17, 2022