Laurence Holden

Poet, Spoken Word Artist

PO Box 98
Mountain City, GA 30562

Author's Bio

I am a writer and visual artist. I live in the North Georgia Mountains of the US, drawing my images and poems from my connection to the land here. I believe that image and word are just two natural dialects for the same thing - bearing witness to the Creation, to the visible and the invisible in it. I believe that if we can restore our understanding of the land, we might save ourselves too in these perilous times.

Publications & Prizes


Georgia Poetry Anthology (Negative Capability Press, 2015)
The Reach of Song 2014 (Georgia Poetry Society, 2014)
The Reach of Song 2013 (Georgia Poetry Society, 2013)
The Reach of Song 2011 (Georgia Poetry Society, 2011)
The Chrysalis Reader, Kaleidoscope: Lenses on Reality (Swedenborg Foundation, 2010)
The Reach of Song 2010 (Georgia Poetry Society, 2010)
The Chrysalis Reader, Kaleidoscope:Your Turn (Swedenborg Foundation, 2008)
Journals: ,
Elohi Gadugi Journal
Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel
The Chrysalis Reader
Written River

Spoken Word

The Hambidge Center (2014)
Mountain Heritage Center Western Carolina University (2012)
Amicalola State Park, Ga. (2010)
Rabun Bald Mountain, Rabun Co. Ga. (2010)
Sycamore Place Gallery, Decatur, Ga. (2010)
The Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, Ga. (2010)
Chattooga River, Rabun Co., Ga. (2009)
Prizes won: 

Award of Excellence -Georgia Poetry Society 2010, an Honorable Mention -Byron Herbert Reece Society 2011
Honorable Mention Porter Fleming Award, 2011

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English American
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Born in: 
Grappenhall, Cheshire, U.K.
Raised in: 
Ft. Worth, TX
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Last update: Apr 25, 2015