l. Kolp- Great Gatsby Anthology pic

PHOTO: Poet Laurie Kolp with her copy of The Great Gatsby Anthology before the Battleship Texas (LaPorte, Texas). Laurie contributed her poem “Tea with a Tiger” to the collection. The Great Gatsby was her mother’s favorite book of all time, and will always hold a special place in Laurie’s heart.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Laurie Kolp serves as president of Texas Gulf Coast Writers, and each month gathers with local members of the Poetry Society of Texas. Laurie’s poems have appeared in numerous print and online journals worldwide, including the 2015 Poet’s Market, Scissors & Spackle, North Dakota Quarterly, Blue Fifth Review, and Pirene’s Fountain. Laurie’s full-length poetry collection, Upon the Blue Couch (Winter Goose Publishing, 2014), is available on Amazon and Barnes&Noble. Her chapbook, Hello it’s Your Mother (Finishing Line Press) is now available for preorder here, and is set for publication October 2015. Visit her at her website, on Facebook, and Twitter.