Laura Solomon was born in 1976 in Birmingham, Alabama and spent her childhood in various small towns scattered across the southeast. Her first book, Bivouac, was published by Slope Editions in 2002. Other publications include a chapbook, Letters by which Sisters Will Know Brothers (Katalanche Press 2005), and Haiku of Stones / Haiku des Pierres by Jacques Poullaouec, a translation from the French with Sika Fakambi (Editons Apogée, 2006). Currently she lives in Philadelphia.
"In her second collection, Blue and Red Things, Laura Solomon discovers what the wizards of the world have always known and hid under large rocks. Solomon bravely takes these things out from under the rocks, displays them for us in her large poetic voice, and begs us to listen to them, lest we forget them altogether. By doing so, she makes of the world little more than a changeling and as beautifully icy and as gloriously conscious of itself as the life it supports. Like ghosts, these poems will reinvent themselves in your soul each time you read them. Like objects from the other world, these blue and red things will help us all re-envision what little we know of life and death. If you miss this book, you will miss something you will need throughout your life and will be forever sorry and never replete." – Dorothea Lasky
"Clouds pose and rupture, scald a ring in the sternum’s ear. Not simple prowess, this is Isis’ sibling, a white wren. The era of injured ruses intersects theorem street, becomes bivalve, spawns a sister. What part of the swoon is systemic? Solomon nurses starred sects. A red song reverberates blue. And the sky ceases to be American." – Eric Baus