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Laurel Ann Bogen

1221 Amherst Ave., #6
Los Angeles, California, United States


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Laurel Ann Bogen is the author of ten books of poetry and short fiction including
Washing a Language; Fission; The Last Girl in the Land of the Butterflies; The Burning;
Do Iguanas Dance, Under the Moonlight? and Rag Tag We Kiss. From 1996 until 2002
she was literary curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where she
coordinated the Writers in Focus poetry series and co-authored a grant sponsored by
Poets and Writers, linking the museum’s education department with Beyond Baroque
Literary/Arts Center to create a writers-in-residence program. She has been an instructor
of poetry and performance for the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program since 1990 and is
well known for her lively readings. Selected “Best Female Poet/Performer” by the L.A.
Weekly in their Best of L.A. issue and a founding member of the acclaimed poetry
performance troupe, Nearly Fatal Women, Bogen has read/performed in venues as
diverse as Cornell University, The Savannah College of Art and Design, The Knitting
Factory (NYC), The DA Center for the Arts, The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit
Authority, The Museum of Contemporary Art and LACE. The recipient of the Curtis Zahn
Poetry Prize from the Pacificus Foundtion and two awards from the Academy of
American Poets, her work has appeared in over 100 literary magazines and anthologies
including The Misread City, California Poetry From The Gold Rush to the Present, The
Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, Stand-Up Poetry: An Expanded Anthology, The
Maverick Poets, Poetry Loves Poetry, Grand Passion, Gargoyle, Rattapallax, Pearl, Solo,
Bakunin, Yellow Silk, Mississippi Mud, Jacaranda Review, Los Angeles Times and Chiron

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • The Great Orange Leonard Scandal
  • The Projects
  • Poetry

  • Do Iguanas Dance, Under the Moonlight
  • Fission
  • The Burning: New and Selected Poems 1970-1990
  • The Disappearing Act
  • The Night Grows Teeth and Other Observations
  • Rag Tag We Kiss
  • Washing a Language
  • Origami: The Unfolding Heart
  • The Last Girl In The Land of the Butterflies