Laura Solomon was born in 1976 in Birmingham, AL, and spent her childhood in various small towns across the state before moving to Georgia at sixteen. She studied at the University of Georgia and University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Slope Editions released her first book, Bivouac, in 2002. She is also author of a chapbook, Letters by Which Sisters Will Know Brothers (Katalanche Press, 2005). Her poetry and criticism have appeared in journals including Verse, Seneca Review, Volt, Rain Taxi, Gulf Coast, Coconut, Octopus, How2 and elsewhere. She currently lives and writes in Paris, France.