Laura Theobald is an English PhD candidate at UGA completing a creative dissertation. She's the author of three full-length poetry collections—Salad Days (Maudlin House, 2021), Kokomo (Disorder Press, 2019), and What My Hair Says About You (Metatron, 2017)—and the chapbooks Edna Poems (Lame House Press, 2016), The Best Thing Ever (Boost House, 2015), and eraser poems (H_ngm_n Books, 2014). She received an MFA from LSU, where she served as Managing Editor of the New Delta Review. Her poetry has appeared in jubilat, HTML Giant, The Volta, Hobart, The Atlas Review, Everyday Genius, and Black Warrior Review, among others, and in the anthology Women of Resistance from O/R Books (2018).
Her publishing experience began as a student at The University of Tampa as a Staff Assistant for the Tampa Review, Head Copyeditor for The Minaret, and Assistant Editor of the now defunct Quilt Literary Journal. She began as a freelance consultant by designing book layouts for Coconut Books, and has served on the masthead of a number of independent artists, authors, and publishers, the latter of which include Lame House Press, OOMPH! Press, BOAAT, Pelican Books, Apocalypse Party, and Spooky Girlfriend Press—where she also served as Assistant Editor. She has worked on over forty titles in print, including the scrapbook-style art book Go Ahead and Like It published by Penguin Random House.
BA in Literature, University of Tampa
BA in Creative Writing, University of Tampa
MFA in Creative Writing, Louisiana State University
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