It only seems
that I have not been
in a single line of work:
student, teacher, historian,
of the classroom, a college,
wife, lover, friend.
Always a translator
of English into English.
Florence Fogelin’s Once It Stops (Deerbrook Editions, 2015) was a finalist in Foreword Press’s IndieFab Poetry Book of the Year 2016 competition. A chapbook, Facing the Light, was published in 2001. Explanatory Value is forthcoming from Kelsay Books.
Her poems have appeared in journals including Prairie Schooner, Florida Review, Cumberland Poetry Review, and Poet Lore and have been featured on websites by Poetry Daily and Women’s Voices for Change. She has been a finalist for the Gell Prize by Writers & Books and semi-finalist for Word Work’s Washington Prize. Fogelin’s poetry has appeared in anthologies including 53 Press Anthology 2013; Birchsong: Poetry Centered in Vermont; and Roads Taken: Contemporary Vermont Poetry.
Born in Newport News, VA, she is a graduate of Duke University with MAs from Yale University and Claremont Graduate School. She has lived in California, Connecticut, and Vermont, traveled widely— with considerable time in London, Italy, and New York City — and summers on a lake in northern NH. Former teacher, journalist, and editor, she was the founding editor of Vox of Dartmouth, a weekly publication of campus events.
Fogelin was married to a professor of philosophy, Robert Fogelin (deceased), has three adult sons, and currently lives in Hanover, NH.