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Laura Theis writes poetry, songs, and fiction in her second language. Her poetry debut, how to extricate yourself, was the winner of the Brian Dempsey Memorial Prize, an Oxford Poetry Library Book of the Month, and an Elgin Award nominee. Her work has received accolades such as the Oxford Brookes Poetry Prize, the Hammond House International Literary Award for Poetry, the AM Heath Prize, and the Mogford Short Story Prize, as well as a Forward Prize nomination. She was a finalist for over forty international literary awards including the UK National Poetry Competition, the BBC Short Story Prize, the Alpine Fellowship, the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award, and the Chad Walsh Poetry Prize. She was artist in residence at deFeniks Theater, Belgium, supported by the British Arts Council, and at FinDe Tandems in Horb, Germany. She is a guest lecturer for the Falmouth University Creative Writing course and part of a collective that runs poetry sessions for women, trans, and nonbinary writers. Laura earned a Distinction in the MSt Creative Writing at Oxford University. Her work is published or forthcoming in POETRY, Rattle, Asimov's, Strange Horizons, Mslexia, and others. She lives in Oxford with her partner, a neuroscientist, and her dog, a lunatic.
Winning Entry: Six Things Taygete Had To Learn Without Being Taught
Contest Won: Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest 2021, Honorable Mention, Margaret Reid