Laurie Filipelli is the author of a collection of poems, Elseplace, released by Brooklyn Arts Press in 2013. She earned an MFA from Indiana University in 2003 and MA from the University of Cincinnati in 1997. She has taught high school English, trained writers to teach in public schools, and currently works as a freelance writer, editor and writing coach in Austin, Texas. Her essays and poems can be found at Coldfront, The Rumpus, Web del Sol: The Potomac, Madison Review, Salamander and So and So Magazine.
Laurie's website is: http://lauriefilipelli.org/