Fall 2016: Laurel S. Peterson

Laurel S. Peterson is a community college English professor who has written a column for Gannett Suburban Newspapers on local history and served as editor of the literary journal Inkwell. Her poetry has been published in The Atlanta Review, The Distillery,, Poet Lore, The Rio Grande Review, The Texas Review, Thin Air, Verse-Virtual, Yankee and others.

In 2006, she was a finalist for the John Ciardi Prize in Poetry for her manuscript Mud Never Forgets. She has two poetry chapbooks, That’s the Way the Music Sounds (Finishing Line Press, 2009), and Talking to the Mirror from The Last Automat Press (2010). She is the co-editor of (Re)Interpretations: The Shapes of Justice in Women’s Experience (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009).

She was at Norwalk Community College on Monday, October 31st, to read her book, Shadow Notes, a mystery novel that  was released by Barking Rain Press in March 2016.