Laurie Koensgen

Laurie Koensgen is a long-time advocate for the professional arts and their inclusion in Ottawa schools. She currently teaches creative writing to middle school students. Her poems have appeared in Arc Poetry Magazine, Literary Review of Canada, In/Words, Barren Magazine, Juniper: A Poetry Journal, Kissing Dynamite, Black Bough Poetry, Re-side and elsewhere. She was shortlisted for The Malahat Review’s Far Horizons Award for Poetry 2018, and recently received Honourable Mentions in Arc’s Diana Brebner Prize and The New Quarterly’s Occasional Verse Contest.

Scientists know
published in December 2019
Origin story
published in June 2018