Laura Cok

Writer & Editor
 

About Me

I'm a writer and editor based in Toronto, Ontario. Originally from Northern California, I spent time in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Waterloo, Ontario before settling in Toronto. I hold an MA in English Literature from the University of Toronto, where I won the E.J. Pratt Poetry Medal and the University of Toronto Magazine alumni poetry contest. I have been previously published widely across Canada and work in corporate communications. I won the 2020 LCP Broadsheet contest from the League of Canadian Poets. My debut poetry collection, Doubter's Hymnal, was published in summer 2019 from Mansfield Press and shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert award.

 

Selected Publications

Poetry

"Cosmic Egg Hypothesis," Winner of the 2020 League of Canadian Poets Broadsheet Contest

"Sex Tourist in Thailand" and "Desire Lines," The Antigonish Review

"Cures for Loneliness," Poetry is Dead

"Somewhere between me and the desert," Winner of the University of Toronto Magazine's alumni poetry contest

"Secondly," Dalhousie Review

"Birds of Cathedrals" and "Half-cursed," The Literary Review of Canada

"Tide Over," Prairie Fire

"Paintingof a Photograph" and "Cherub," The Rusty Toque

"Early Hour" and "The Divorce," Event
"The Arsonist," Arc

Fiction

"The Stranger," Existere
"Love Story," Hart House Review

Non-fiction

"The Last Mouse," longlisted at Room

"Mother of God," The Toast

 

Appearances and Readings

Upcoming

Hamilton
September 6, 2020, Lit Live Reading Series at the Staircase Theatre


Past

Montreal

July 15, 2019, 7 p.m., Le Psy

Toronto

July 16, 2019, 7 p.m., Monarch Tavern

November 19, 2019, 8 p.m., Art Bar Reading Series at Free Times Cafe

February 27, 2020, 8 p.m., Pivot Reading Series at the Tranzac

 

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