Laura Foley is the author of seven poetry collections. Why I Never Finished My Dissertation received a starred Kirkus Review, and won an Eric Hoffer Award. Her collection It's This is forthcoming from Salmon Press. Her poems have won numerous awards, and national recognition—read by Garrison Keillor on Writers Almanac; appearing in Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry. Laura lives with her wife, Clara Gimenez, among Vermont hills.