Laurel Blossom. Courtesy Laurel Blosom.

Laurel Blossom (born 1943) is an American poet.


Blossom lives in South Carolina.[1]

Her poetry has been anthologized in 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day, and published in national magazines including Poetry, Pequod, The American Poetry Review, The Paris Review, Pleiades, Harper's, the Southern Poetry Review, and Ocean State Review.[2]


In 2015, Blossom was appointed the first Poet laureate of Edgefield, South Carolina, for a 2-year term.[3]



  • What's Wrong: Poems. Cleveland, OH: Cobham & Hatherton Press, for the Rowfant Club, 1987.
  • Any Minute: Poems. Santa Cruz, CA: Greenhouse Review Press, 1979.
  • The Papers Said. Santa Cruz, CA: Greenhouse Review Press, 1993.
  • Wednesday: New and selected poems. Roseville, MI: Writers Voice / Ridgeway Press, 2004.
  • Degrees of Latitude: A poem. New York: Four Way Books, 2007.
  • Longevity: A poem. Tribeca, NY: Four Way Books, 2015.


  • Splash! Great writing about swimming. Hopewell, NJ: Ecco Press, 1996.
  • Many Lights in Many Windows: Twenty years of great fiction and poetry from the Writers Community. Minneapolis, MN: Milkweed Editions, 1997.
  • Lovely Village of the Hills: 20th-century Edgefield poetry. Edgefield, SC: Edgefield County Historical Society, 2006.

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[4]

See alsoEdit

''Fight'' by Laurel Blossom

''Fight'' by Laurel Blossom


  1. Laurel Blossom, Poetry Foundation. Web, Sep. 11, 2016.
  2. Bio, Laurel Blossom. Web, Sep. 11, 2016.
  3. Home, Laurel Blossom. Web, Sep. 11, 2016.
  4. Search results = au:Laurel Blossom, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc.

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