Poems by Laura Fargas have appeared in Atlantic Monthly, Georgia Review, Paris Review, and Poetry. She is the author of two full-length collections: The Green of Ordinary Time (Washington Writer’s Publishing House) and An Animal of the Sixth Day (Texas Tech Univ. Press, 1996). She practiced occupational safety and health litigation on the worker side for twenty-seven years for the Department of Labor. She lives in Washington, DC.
“Visceral beauty with a calm, cool center, the work of a mature and gifted poet . . .”—Toi Derricotte
“Through the doors of her poems the reader enters into a multifaceted and clarified knowledge—of self, of others, of this widely inhabited and passionate earth.”—Jane Hirshfield
“There is such excitement and joy in the poems of Laura Fargas—a rush to embrace the earth, an exuberant “giddy greed” for life. “I like the voice, the spirit I find in her poems. She accepts and celebrates the rich possibilities and, even with the risks and limitations of all, insists that living on this earth is splendid.” —Walter McDonald