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Laurel Blossom is the Poet Laureate of Edgefield, South Carolina.

Laurel Blossom

Laurel Blossom is the author of Longevity (Four Way Books 2015) and Degrees of Latitude (Four Way Books 2007), both book-length narrative prose poems concerning the intimate lives and relationships of two contemporary American women. Earlier books of lyric poetry include, among others, Wednesday: New and Selected Poems and The Papers Said, selected as a Notable Book of Poetry by Shelf Unbound. Blossom is the editor of Splash! Great Writing About Swimming and Many Lights in Many Windows: Twenty Years of Great Fiction and Poetry from The Writers Community. She is the first Poet Laureate of Edgefield, SC, where she lives. She can be found online at


Degrees of Latitude

Read a Review of Longevity in the Washington Independent Review of Books