Welcome to my website!
Inside my snow cave

I am a poet. An artist. An avid gardener. Although I’ve written poetry since I was a young girl, it became my way to express and process the depth of emotion roiling within me after the death of my daughter. Collage taught me how to piece together that which ripped my life apart. And, putting my hands elbow deep in soil and snow, rooted me in life like nothing else has.

This website contains information about my most recent book and about readings I’m doing in the community. In addition, you’ll find some pieces of my poetry, pictures of my collage work and my gardens. I hope you enjoy exploring my site, and I’m glad you’re here!

Laura’s Garden

Your absence has gone through me

Like thread through a needle

Everything I do is stitched with its color    

W.S. Merwin