Laurie Kolp serves as president of Texas Gulf Coast Writers and gathers monthly with local members of the Poetry Society of Texas. She is a happily married mother of three children who actively participates in their education. Laurie’s award-winning poetry has appeared in more than three dozen print and online journals, anthologies and magazines worldwide. Her most recent publications include the Concho River Review, 2015 Poet’s Market, Blue Fifth Review, Pirene’s Fountain and Diane Lockward’s The Crafty Poet. Laurie loves collaborating with artists and her poem, The Sheets, has appeared with Debra Balchen’s artwork at Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts. Laurie’s first full-length poetry collection Upon the Blue Couch (Winter Goose Publishing, 2014) is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Learn more about Laurie at her website.
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Upon the Blue Couch is a compelling collection of diverse poems certain to intrigue the reader with its courageous look into one woman’s turbulent journey through adulthood. With a comfortable blue couch as the common thread throughout the years, we are shown all the highs and lows of life while some things remain a constant source of peace. This blue couch, if only it could talk, may just reveal the secrets to happiness based on the experiences it has unwittingly been a part of.