Laura Shovan

Laura Shovan is poetry editor for the literary journal Little Patuxent Review. Her chapbook, Mountain, Log, Salt and Stone, won the inaugural Harriss Poetry Prize. Laura edited the Maryland Writers’ Association anthology Life in Me Like Grass on Fire: Love Poems and co-edited Voices Fly: An Anthology of Exercises and Poems from the Maryland State Arts Council Artists-in-Residence Program, for which she teaches. Laura is a Rita Dove Poetry Award finalist and won a Gettysburg Review Conference for Writers scholarship. The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary, her novel-in-verse for children, debuts in April, 2016 from Wendy Lamb Books/Random House. During the 2015-2016 school year, Laura is serving as the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society’s Writer-in-Residence. She blogs about arts education at and tweets @LauraShovan.