Bio

E. Laura Golberg spent her preteen years in Manchester, England, moved to London at 13 and studied English with Miss Cavanaugh at the Nonsuch School for Girls in Cheam, Surrey.  She returned to the North of England to study psychology at Sheffield University.

 

After spending the summers of 1967 and 1968 in America with her family, she emigrated to America at age 21.   The first year of her American experience was spent as a VISTA volunteer in Augusta, Ga.  From there, she went to NYU to study Public Administration. Because classes were at night, she wrote poetry in the mornings and took her first poetry class with William Packard at the Cooper Union.

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Laura went on to have a career in the local government of Fairfax County, VA, writing only occasionally.  She was lucky enough to retire in her 50s and, after some casting about, returned to writing poetry.  She has since studied at the Writer's Center in Bethesda, MD and Kenyon Review Writers' Workshop.  She was a co-host at the Word Works Cafe Muse Reading Series for five years.

 

Her poetry has appeared in Poet Lore, RHINOBirmingham Poetry Review, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Gargoyle, and the Journal of Humanistic Mathematics among other places. She won first place in the DC Commission on the Arts Larry Neal Poetry Competition.  She is preparing her first collection of poetry.