Laura Walker is the author of six books of poetry: psalmbook (Apogee Press, 2022), story (Apogee Press, 2016), Follow-Haswed (Apogee Press, 2012), bird book (Shearsman Books, 2011), rimertown/an atlas (UC Press, 2008), and swarm lure (Battery Press, 2004). She is also the author of a chapbook, bird book, from Albion Books (2010). Her poetry has appeared in various journals, including New American Writing, VOLT, Ambush, Thermos, and Fact-Simile, among others. Since receiving her MFA from San Francisco State University (SFSU) in 2003, Laura has taught poetry at SFSU, University of San Francisco’s MFA in Writing program, and at UC Berkeley Extension. Laura grew up in rural North Carolina and now lives in Berkeley, California.