The Glass Tree has been chosen as Finalist for the ForeWord 2012 Book of the Year Award!
It was also a Finalist for the Philip Levine Poetry Award, judged by poet Denise Duhamel, and semi-finalist for a Tupelo Press Book Contest. Her new poem "The Sounds Oblivion Makes" was winner of the Milton Kessler Memorial Prize in poetry, Harpur Palate.
"That is what Foley’s poems do. They take ownership of feelings—anguish, adoration, frustration, joy, serenity—and give dignity to the dying, the impaired, the homeless, the imprisoned. With this collection, Foley shows that poetry really does have the power to set us free."
Olivia Boler Clarion Review March 22, 2013
Laura Davies Foley received the Grand Prize in Atlanta Review's International Poetry Contest. Her poems have appeared in many journals including: Valparaiso Review, Inquiring Mind, Bloodroot Literary Magazine, Across Borders, The Georgetown Review, The Newport Review, in the film Milk of Many Years, and Syringa, in the anthologies: In the Arms of Words: Poems for Disaster Relief, The Still Puddle Poets, and The Still Puddle Poets: New Poems. Her work has been featured on Gratefulness.org and Care2.com and poetsagainsthewar.org. She was awarded a Fellowship at Frost Place and has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Laura holds graduate degrees in English Literature from Columbia University. She has been a chaplain in training at Beth Israel Hospital in NYC under the guidance of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, and has facilitated meditation in men's prisons in NH.
In 2009 she took part in a Street Retreat. Thank you to all who contributed! With your help, she raised over $1100 for homeless shelters in New York City.
She is the author of two previous books of poetry: Syringa, StarMeadow Press, and Mapping the Fourth Dimension, Harbor Mountain Press. She lives in Vermont with her partner and their three dogs.
Featured Poet, Women's Voices for Change
In this sandal season, poet Laura Davies Foley speaks of making peace with her feet, and invites us to do the same.
Clear and compassionate, there is beauty to be found in the fragility and strength of The Glass Tree.
Syringa, a short film featuring the wild goose with a broken wing.
- The Offering
The Offering appears in the literary anthology, Across Borders....
- It is Time
Winner of the Atlanta Review International Poetry Award...
nominated for Pushcart...
- Finalist, ForeWord Book of the Year
The Glass Tree is a Finalist for the ForeWord Book of the Year Award...
- Milton Kessler Memorial Poetry Prize Harpur Palate
"The Sounds Oblivion Makes" wins poetry prize!...
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