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Laura Donnelly’s second collection of poetry, Midwest Gothic, received the Snyder Prize from Ashland Poetry Press and was published in 2020. Her first collection, Watershed, won the 2013 Cider Press Review Editors’ Prize. Her poems have been published widely in literary magazines, and her work has been awarded a Provost Award at SUNY Oswego and fellowships from Yaddo, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and elsewhere. Originally from Michigan, she has an MFA in poetry from Purdue University and a PhD in Creative Writing from Western Michigan University. Before graduate school, she worked as a waitress, a piano teacher, an accompanist, and (briefly) a baseball scorekeeper. She now teaches at SUNY Oswego where she serves as Director of the Creative Writing Program.