Laurel Radzieski


Scranton, PA
Pennsylvania US

Author's Bio

Laurel Radzieski is a poet and the author of Red Mother (NYQ Books, 2018), which won the 2020 Whirling Prize in Poetry. Her poems have appeared in Atlas and AliceRust + MothKosmos JournalSPLASH! and elsewhere, including on roadsides and a street sign in Wisconsin. She is a teaching artist for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Arts in Education program of the Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit and spends here days working as a Grant Writer. Laurel earned her MFA from Goddard College and she has been a writer-in-residence at the Wormfarm Institute. She enjoys writing poems for strangers. Laurel lives with her husband and a cat in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Publications & Prizes

Red Mother (NYQ Books, 2018)
Prizes won: 

2020 Whirling Prize in Poetry (awarded by Etchings Press)

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Last update: Jan 18, 2021