Laurie Kutchins is the author of three books of poems: Slope of the Child Everlasting (BOA Editions Ltd., 2007), The Night Path (BOA Editions), and Between Towns (Texas Tech University Press). The Night Path received the Isabella Gardner Award and was a Pulitzer nomination for Poetry in 1997. Her poems have appeared widely in anthologies and periodicals, including The New Yorker, The Kenyon Review, Poetry, Ploughshares, Orion, The Georgia Review, The Southern Review, West Branch, and other places. Her nonfiction has been published in The Georgia Review, LIT, Urthona, and in anthologies, A Place on Earth: Nature Writing from Australia and North America; Woven on the Wind; Let There Be Night, and Teens: A Literary Anthology. Kutchins teaches creative writing at James Madison University in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, and spends her summers along the Wyoming-Idaho border, near an area of the country where she grew up and to which she keeps her roots. She is also a regular faculty member for the Taos Summer Writers Conference through the University of New Mexico, and she offers private workshops that nurture interconnections among creativity and healing.