Samantha Kolber


Montpelier, VT 05602

Author's Bio

Samantha Kolber is an award-winning poet and piemaker with poems in Whimsical Poet, PoemCity, Rattle, Oddball Magazine, Mom Egg Review, Poems2Go, Tiny Seed Journal, Rise Up Review, Hunger Mountain, Minerva Rising, The Meadow, and other journals and anthologies. 

She received her MFA from Goddard College, and completed post-grad studies at Pine Manor College’s Solstice MFA Program. Originally from Plainsboro, New Jersey, she lives in Montpelier, Vermont, where she is the new Owner & Publisher at Rootstock Publishing. Birth of a Daughter published by Kelsay Books in 2020 is her first chapbook.

Publications & Prizes

Birth of a Daughter (Kelsay Books, 2020)
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Rise Up Review
Tiny Seed Literary Journal
Prizes won: 
  • 2023 Poetry Winner, San Francisco Book Festival (Birth of a Daughter)
  • 2023 Five-Star Reader’s Favorite (Birth of a Daughter
  • 2021 Gold Winner, Human Relations Indie Book Award, Realistic Poetry (Birth of a Daughter)
  • 2021 Finalist, VCFA May Day Mountain Chapbook Series (Classified)
  • 2019 Semifinalist, Crab Orchard Poetry Series First Book Prize (Jewel Tones)
  • 2014 First Place, J. Richard Barry Memorial Award, Poetry Society of Vermont
  • 2010 Runner-up, Ruth Stone Poetry Prize (Jewel Tones)

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Those the Future Left Behind by Patrick Meisch, Really Good, Actually by Monica Heisey

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Jewish, White
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Born in: 
Brooklyn, NY
New York
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New Jersey
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Last update: Aug 01, 2023