night flying is now available at independent bookstores,
Published Fall 2018 in Calgary from Frontenac House
Shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry, 2016
“With the rhythm of a musician and the eye of an owl, Laurie Anne Fuhr’s first publication captures the ways of the great Canadian military brat, vanishing points, flights, and gothic perceptions.”Frontenac House publication announcement, Calgary, 2018
“This lyric collection appreciates the automatic surrealism of everyday life where ‘dads turn into each other / trying to be Eastwood in civvies.’ The weirdness of the diurnal isn’t expressed via whimsy, but is the result of acute perception: “carbon-copy suns sink through identical / stormdoor windows.” The attitude of the persona? She’s a kind of gimlet-eyed ee cummings, chronicling and pinpointing painful absurdities and excruciating pleasures.George Elliot Clarke, 7th Parliamentary Poet Laureate (2016-17).
“From the two-line simplicity of ‘prairie cryptic’ to the book’s centrepiece, the sprawling ‘vanishing point’, Laurie Anne Fuhr’s poems celebrate the possibilities of the word, the road, the snow and the sky, and human emotion, moving at the rat-a-tat-tat of a manual typewriter, then pausing for silence before hitting the carriage return lever. There is an infectious energy and wonder here, imbued with the landscapes of the prairie, the Rockies, and the twang of acoustic music.”Stuart Ross, author of A Sparrow Came Down Resplendent
“Laurie Anne Fuhr has given us poetry that knits together the shreds and displacements of life. The poet is caught in the teeth of the west — it’s contrails and cryptic combines, its army bases and city bars, its winter storms, escaping highways and vanishing points.”Alice Major, author of Welcome to the Anthropocene
Laurie Anne Fuhr’s poetry has been published in anthologies such as Rogue Stimulus: The Stephen Harper Holiday Anthology for a Prorogued Parliament (Mansfield Press 2010), Leonard Cohen: You’re Our Man (Foundation for Public Poetry Montreal, 2009), and in periodicals in Canada and abroad like THIS Magazine, White Wall Review, Carleton Arts Review, Nod Magazine, Go! Magazine (San Francisco), and Journal of Literature & Aesthetics (India). night flying was published in an earlier chapbook form from pooka press, Vancouver, 2009 — thanks Warren Dean Fulton.
She used to live in Germany, Cold Lake, Ottawa, and Winnipeg, but has lived in Calgary since 2004, serving as Managing Editor for filling Station Magazine from 2008-2011 and now as a poetry instructor at the Alexandra Writers Centre Society and host of the Single Onion OPEN MIC.