Laura Sobbott Ross

Poet

Author's Bio

Laura Sobbott Ross has worked as a teacher and a writing coach in Lake County, Florida, where she was named as the inaugural poet laureate. Her poetry appears in more than 100 literary journals. In addition to several Pushcart Prize nominations, she was a finalist for the Arts&Letters Poetry Award and won the Southern Humanities Review Auburn Witness Poetry Prize. Her chapbook, "A Tiny Hunger," was the winner of the Seventh Annual YellowJacket Press Chapbook Contest for Florida Poets, and her second chapbook , "My Mississippi," was published by Anchor&Plume Press. Her full length books of poetry are "The Graffiti of Pompeii" (Adelaide Books) and "The Trees Will Remain" (Bell Ring Books).

Publications & Prizes

Book:
The Graffiti of Pompeii (Adelaide Books, 2018)
Chapbooks:
My Mississippi (Anchor & Plume, 2016)
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A Tiny Hunger (YellowJacket Press, 2011)
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Albatross
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Babel Fruit
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Birmingham Arts Journal
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Blood Orange Review
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Blue Fifth Review
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Burrow Press Review
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Florida English
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Kalliope
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Kennesaw Review
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Kindred
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Literary Mama
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Loch Raven Review
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New Mexico Poetry Review
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Ottawa Arts Review
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Ouroboros Review
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Ruminate
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Slow Trains
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Spindrift
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The Brooklyner
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The Caribbean Writer
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The Dos Passos Review
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The Griffin
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The Literary Bohemian
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The White Pelican Review
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Town Creek Poetry
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Prizes won: 

2017 Southern Humanities Review Auburn Witness Poetry Prize, First Place; 2017 Public Poetry Contest, Finalist; 2016 Anzaldua Poetry Prize, Finalist; 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.

More Information

Gives readings: 
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Travels for readings: 
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Last update: Sep 04, 2019