Lynne Potts

Lynne Potts’s book of poems, Color of Water Inside, won the National Poetry Review Press prize for publication in 2013. Her second book, Mame, Sol, and Dog Bark will be released by the same press in 2015.

Individuals poems have appeared a range of literary journals: Paris Review, Denver Quarterly, California Quarterly, Backwards City Review, Nimrod, Cincinnati Review, Barrow Street, New American Writing, Water Stone Review, National Poetry Review, Orange Quarterly, American Letters and Commentary, SPEC, New Millennium Writings, Crazyhorse, New Orleans Review, Broken City Review, and others. Her poem “State of Being” was selected by KORE for their Best of 2012 edition. In 2008 she won the Backward City Review Poetry Prize and the New York Poetry Club HD Prize. Her manuscripts have won special recognition in contests sponsored by: Colorado Review Press, Alice James Press, Word Works Press, and New Issues Press and Ohio State University Press.

Lynne received her Masters of Fine Arts from Columbia University and has been a poetry editor for both the Columbia Journal of Art and Literature and AGNI. Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Ragdale, and Moulin à Nef have all awarded her residency fellowships. She was selected a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellow in 2012.