Laura Minor is the recipient of the 2016 Emerging Writers Spotlight Award at Florida State University, chosen by D.A. Powell. Her writing has most recently appeared in Berfrois, Queen Mob’s Tea House, Hobart, and Spring Gun Press. She was a Teacher’s College Fellow at Columbia University, the recipient of the Sarah Lawrence Poetry Award, and a finalist for Steel Toe Books & Pudding House Press. Minor will be on the 2017 AWP panel, 21st Century Troubadours, alongside internationally celebrated poets: Rita Dove, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Robert Pinsky. A celebrated singer-songwriter, Laura Minor is also currently working on two new records (forthcoming in fall 2016 and winter 2017) while she finishes her debut book of poems as a third year doctoral candidate in poetry at Florida State University.