Originally a Virginia native, Laura Wetherington moved to Nevada with her family when she was ten years old. Laura's first book, A Map Predetermined and Chance (Fence Books 2011), was selected by C.S. Giscombe for the 2010 National Poetry Series. The Brooklyn Rail called the book “humble, folksy, romantic, tough, inventive, and not over-programmed.” She has work published in the Minnesota Review, Drunken Boat, Sonora Review, BathHouse Journal, Otoliths, Fence, Verse, and Eleven Eleven, among others. Her second chapbook is forthcoming in 2014 from Dancing Girl Press.
Laura co-founded and currently edits textsound.org: an online journal of experimental poetry and sound, which Poets & Writers named one of 17 “groundbreaking presses and magazines that are redrawing the publishing map.” She has a number of articles and interviews about collaboration at One Pause Poetry. Laura has taught for the French Ministry of Education, the University of Michigan, the New England Literature Program, Eastern Michigan University, and Sierra Nevada College. Recent grants include funding from the Nevada Arts Council and the Vermont Studio Center. She is currently working on a book of fake translations and teaches in Sierra Nevada College's BFA and low-residency MFA Programs in Creative Writing.