Laurie Zimmerman


4701 4th Avenue

Author's Bio

Laurie Zimmerman is the author of the poetry collection Bright Exit (Quercus Review Press, 2014). Her work has been featured in New Letters, Poet Lore, Paterson Literary Review, Cider Press Review, River Styx, Crab Orchard Review, Orion Magazine, Rattle, 5 AM, Oberon, Christian Century, Mid-American Review, Image, and elsewhere, and online at Verse Daily and the Academy of American Poets website, among others. Zimmerman is the recipient of the New Letters Award in Poetry and the River Styx International Poetry Contest prize. Her poetry has been featured on New Hampshire Public Radio and she was the recipient of a writing fellowship from the Univ. of New Orleans. A chapbook of her poems, Hidden Branches, was published in 1984 by Carmarthen Oak Press. Laurie Zimmerman earned her MA/MFA in literature and creative writing from the Bennington Writing Seminars. She is former poetry editor at Radix Magazine, Berkeley, CA. She taught English for 28 years at Proctor Academy, Andover, NH, and is former grant writer at L.A. Chamber Orchestra.

Publications & Prizes

Bright Exit (Quercus Review Press, 2014)
Prizes won: 

Quercus Review Prize; New Letters Award; River Styx International Poetry Contest Prize. Finalist for May Swenson Poetry Award; Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize; Washington Prize; Pushcart nomination; and others.

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Paterson, NJ
New Jersey
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Hawthorne, NJ
New Jersey
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Last update: Feb 19, 2022