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 www.laurelblossom.com.