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Personal Page: Laurie Lamon


  • University of Utah, Ph.D., English Literature 1988
  • University of Montana M. F. A. 1982
  • Whitworth University B.A. 1978

Laurie Lamon teaches Creative Writing and Poetry Workshop, and team-teaches the department’s Senior Project course with Professor Doug Sugano. She also teaches upper-division literature courses, including Contemporary American Poetry and a Whitman-Dickinson seminar which she team-teaches with Professor Vic Bobb. She has recently created a course called the Poetry of Witness, which explores twentieth century political poetry, poetry of extremity and survival, doubt and faith. She also has taught Women Writers, Reading Literature, and she is developing additional seminars in American Women Poets, and Poets of Holocaust and Post-WWII Eastern Europe.

Her poems have appeared in journals and magazines including The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, Ploughshares, The Colorado Review, Arts & Letters Journal of Contemporary Culture, Feminist Studies, Primavera, Poetry Northwest, and Northwest Review. She was awarded a Pushcart Prize in 2001 (which appeared in the Pushcart Prize 2002 anthology), and received a Graves Award in the Humanities in 2002. Her work has been included on the Poetry Daily website and is slated for inclusion in the anthology 180 More, edited by Billy Collins, planned for a March 2005 release. Her first collection of poems, The Fork Without Hunger, was published by CavanKerry Press in 2005. She lives with her husband, William Siems, and their two Scottish Terriers, Li Po and Maude.