Laura Newbern, an Assistant Professor of English/Creative Writing at Georgia College & State University since 2005, teaches graduate and undergraduate poetry workshops, poetics, and other Creative Writing and literature courses.  Laura is also the Poetry Editor of Arts & Letters
She earned her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.  Laura returned to Warren Wilson when she was awarded their first Joan Beebe Graduate Teaching Fellowship. Laura also holds an M.A. in English/Creative Writing from New York University, and she earned her B.A. at Barnard College at Columbia University.  Her poems have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, The Oxford American, TriQuarterly, and Stand (U.K.), and in the anthologies Best New

Poets 2007 and Urban Nature

Love and the Eye, published October 2010

Excerpt from Love and the Eye:

"What is a child but dark.

What is a child, if not a pocket of dark.

A lark flew through the word and so

I loved it, when I was no more than a blot in it: dark.


Make me a promise: never grow out of the dark

you are. Keep off the light; bring me a thought on the dark."