Laura Orem is our National Poetry Month Poet and she lives in the great state of Pennsylvania. She teaches at Goucher College in Baltimore where she’s a major force in American letters— getting students to recognize commas as essential life elements. While wrestling grammar to the ground (and winning) Laura is a contributor to the BEST AMERICAN POETRY Column and is known for her expertise on popular culture: especially cinema, music, celebrity—well everything actually within the 20th and 21st century. Laura’s poetry is powerful, intense, ambitious, complex and impeccably crafted; and, we are proud to present her work as it is amazingly both personal and universal. – GC
Laura Orem is a writer, artist, and teacher. She is a featured blogger at The Best American Poetry Blog and is managing editor of Toad Hall Press. Her poems and essays have appeared in many venues, both online and in print. She holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars and teaches writing at Goucher College in Baltimore. She lives in Red Lion, PA.