Laura LeHew writes and edits from the hills of Eugene, Oregon. She is widely published; her seven collections include:
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She is on the steering committee for the Lane Literary Guild and was a volunteer for the Oregon Poetry Association having held positions as President, Vice-President, Webmaster, Contest Chair and Cascadia Editor, a student award anthology. She interned for, and is a former board member of CALYX Press, an independent press focused on nurturing women’s creativity. Laura co-hosts the reading series Poetry for the People. In her other life Laura owns a computer forensics and network security consulting company. Laura received her MFA in writing from the California College of Arts. She edits her small press Uttered Chaos www.utteredchaos.org. Laura always thought she’d be an astronaut.
Laura’s small press Uttered Chaos focuses on poetry. Since its inception she has published numerous books/chapbooks by NW poets.
Laura lives in the realm of possibility, where anything can happen. She is constantly thinking of new ideas and themes to convey in her work. Her intent is to create works that are formally and aesthetically engaging while conceptually connecting with the everyday; to reify the ordinary into the extraordinary; to question realities—social, political and otherwise. Poetry is a way to explore and understand those ideas which frustrate and confront her.