WTF Book Review

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I've definitely fallen in love with Foley's writing style...Taking breaths in between the poems, I devoured the book and forgot that it was even a series of poems -- it felt so much like a narrative, it was stunning. Had it had drawings, I probably would have cried even more.

Katherine Zhang

Laura Foley's chapbook WTF is released by CW Books.

Laura Foley's poetry collection Night Ringing (Headmistress Press) is reviewed by Karen Elias in the current issue of Main Street Rag.

Laura Foley's poem "And So" was a Finalist in the Alexandria Quarterly Valentine's Day Contest.

Laura Foley's poem "Corked" is part of the art exhibit: Unnatural Election: Artists Respond to the 2016 US Presidential Elections.

Laura Foley's poem "Message From the Beyond" was a Finalist in the Rash Award for Poetry.

Laura Foley's poem "The Vortex" appears in the Fall/Winter issue of Valparaiso Poetry Review

Laura Foley's poem "In Unison" appeared on Poetry Breakfast

Laura Foley's poem "The Quiet Listeners" appears in the current issue of Poems in the Waiting Room, New Zealand.

Laura Foley has three poems, "Twice the Speed of Sound," "When I Went Out This Morning," and "The Wrangler" featured on Peacock Journal.

Laura Foley's poem "In the Honda Service Area" was featured on Autumn Sky Poetry Daily on September 20th.

Laura Foley's poetry book Night Ringing (Headmistress Press) was reviewed on Savvy Verse and Wit.

Book review of Laura Foley's Night Ringing (Headmistress Press) in The Mom Egg Review:

Laura Foley's poem "The Long View" received High Commendation in the McClellan Poetry Prize, judged by David Constantine

Laura Foley's chapbook "WTF" was a Finalist in the Munster Lit. Fool For Poetry Chapbook Competition

Laura Foley has four poems:  "Ode to My Feet," "Two Women," "Cavafy," and "I Go Down to the River" in Soul-Lit, Summer 2016

Laura Foley's poem "Gratitude List" was read by Garrison Keillor on The Writer's Almanac on July 31st.

She has two poems up at Verse-Virtual, August 2016 edition. Titles: "It Is Time" and "Driving Route 95."

Laura Foley's poem "The Absent Place" appeared on Autumn Sky Daily on July 29th.

Laura Foley's poem "Not Humming" appeared on Autumn Sky Daily on July 1st.

Laura Foley was interviewed on the creative process, by Choral Arts Initiative.

Her poem "The Long View" received "Highly Commended" in the McClellan Poetry Prize, Arran Island, Scotland, judged by David Constantine and she was invited to read at the McClellan Arts Festival, on Arran Island.

Laura Foley's poem "Nine Ways of Looking at Light," winner of the Joe Gouveia Outermost Poetry Award, appeared in the June 2nd issue of Provincetown Magazine.

Laura Foley has four poems in the June issue of Verse-Virtual.

Dear Laura Foley,

I'm pleased to tell you that your poem "Gratitude List" has won a first prize of $1000 in the Common Good Books poetry contest ("Gratitude")  and will be read on "A Prairie Home Companion" on May 21. 

Garrison Keillor



  • Gratitude List won first prize in the Common Good Books poetry contest, judged by Garrison Keillor
  • National Winner, Joe Gouveia Outermost Poetry Prize, judged by Marge Piercy: Nine Ways of Looking at Light
  • Bi-Writer’s Award in Poetry: Joy Street 
  • Foreword Book of the Year, Silver Winner: The Glass Tree
  • Harpur Palate’s Milton Kessler Award: The Sounds Oblivion Makes 
  • Atlanta Review, Grand Prize:  It Is Time: An American Pastoral 
  • Bunner Award, Columbia University: Wallace Stevens’ Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction

Pushcart Nominations

  • Drift, Headmistress Press
  • Father-in-Law, Bloodroot Review
  • It Is Time, Atlanta Review

Finalists, Honorable Mentions, Long Lists, Short Lists

  • Aesthetica Creative Writing Award: Herculean
  • Two Sylvias Press Wilder Prize: It's This
  • NH Writer’s Project Outstanding Book of the Year: The Glass Tree 
  • Ruth Stone Poetry Prize: Driving Route 95 
  • String Poets: At the Doctor’s Office 
  • Autumn House: Night Ringing 
  • Tupelo Press: The Glass Tree
  • Philip Levine Poetry Prize: The Glass Tree 
  • Sable Books: Between Apple and Limb 
  • Sheila Motton Poetry Book Award: The Glass Tree 
  • Homebound Publications: Night Ringing 
  • Cultural Center of Cape Cod 2014 Poetry Competition: Four Poems 
  • Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize: Between Apple and Limb 
  • Able Muse: Night Ringing 
  • Able Muse: Not Drowning 
  • Hospital Drive Poetry Contest: Film Noir
  • The Vortex: Fish Poetry Prize


  • Frost Place

Readings, a Partial List

  • Rowe Camp and Conference Center, Rowe, MA
  • Shelburne Falls Collected Poets Series, Shelburne Falls, MA
  • Norwich Bookstore, Norwich, VT
  • Howe Library, Hanover, NH
  • Plainfield Library, Plainfield, NH
  • Left Bank Books, Hanover NH
  • Dragonfly Inn, Windsor, VT
  • Hanover Inn (with Grace Paley), Hanover NH
  • Dirt Cowboy Café, Hanover, NH
  • Northfield Falls, Northfield, VT
  • Kingdom Books, St. Johnsbury, VT
  • HMP Reading, The Ear Inn, NYC
  • Mom Egg Review Reading, NYC
  • Woodstock VT Library
  • Harbor Mountain Press, Ascutney, VT
  • The Blue Horse Inn, Woodstock, VT
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon NH
    Revolution, White River Junction, VT
  • Wellfleet Preservation Hall, Wellfleet, MA
    Bethlehem Public Library, Bethlehem NH