Laura Hansen is a contributor to regional magazines and literary journals and has self-published three chapbooks. Her poetry has been featured on Lakeland Public Television, Northern Community Radio and NPR. Her poetry appears in the anthologies such as Fog and Woodsmoke (Lost Hills Books) and The Heart of All That Is (Holy Cow Press). Laura, a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, owned and operated Bookin' It-an independent bookstore-for twenty years and is a founding member of The Great River Writers. Her poetry collection, Midnight River (N.F.S.P.S Press, 2016), won the 2015 Stevens Poetry Manuscript Competition and was a Midwest Book Awards finalist. Laura lives in a pink house on the Mississippi River in Central Minnesota.