Laura Grace Weldon

Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Litchfield, OH

Author's Bio

Laura Grace Weldon was 2019 Ohio Poet of the Year. She has published the poetry collections Portals (Middle Creek, 2021) Blackbird (Grayson Books, 2019) and Tending (Aldrich Press, 2013) as well as a handbook of alternative education, Free Range Learning (Hohm Press, 2010). Her background includes leading nonviolence workshops, writing poetry with nursing home residents, facilitating support groups for abuse survivors, and writing sardonic greeting cards. She works as a book editor, teaches writing, and maxes out her library card each week.   

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

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Rose & Thorn Journal
The Sunlight Press


Portals (Middle Creek Publishing and Audio, 2021)
Blackbird (Grayson Books, 2019)
Tending (Aldrich Press, 2013)
Prizes won: 

Ohio Poet of the Year, Halcyon Poetry Award, Jack Grapes Poetry Prize, Women Speak, Atlanta Review International Publication Prize, among others. My favorite was a writing contest in Mrs. Barker's third grade class which featured a chocolate bar prize. 


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Greater Cleveland area, OH
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Last update: Dec 28, 2021