Talking Me Off the Roof

Talking Me Off the Roof

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Laurie Kuntz is an award-winning poet and film producer. She taught creative writing and poetry in Japan, Thailand, and the Philippines. Many of her poetic themes are a result of her working with Southeast Asian refugees for over a decade after the Vietnam War years.

She has published two poetry collections, The Moon Over My Mother’s House (Finishing Line Press) and Somewhere in the Telling (Mellen Press); and two chapbooks, Simple Gestures (Texas Review Press) and Women at the Onsen (Blue Light Press); as well as an ESL reader, The New Arrival, Books 1 & 2 (Prentice Hall Publishers). Moment Poetry Press has published a broadside of her poem “The Moon Over My Mother’s House” on their website. Her poems “Darnella’s Duty” and “Not Drowning But Waving” have been produced in a podcast from LKMNDS, and her poem, “Darnella’s Duty” is published in a new Black Lives Matter Anthology from CivicLeicester. Her two ESL books have been featured on the podcast ESL for Equality.

Her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and her chapbook Simple Gestures won the Texas Review Poetry Chapbook Contest. She was editor-in-chief of Blue Muse Magazine and a guest editor of Hunger Mountain Magazine. She has produced documentaries on the repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Law, and she is an associate producer for a documentary on the Colombian peace process and reintegration of guerrilla soldiers in Colombia. She is the executive producer of an Emmy winning short narrative film, Posthumous. Recently retired, she lives in an endless summer state of mind.

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Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (November 14, 2022)

Sparks of
Calliope (Best of the Net 2023)

Compulsive Reader
London Grip Poetry Review
Pinhole Poetry
Southern Literary Review