One fateful March morning in 1984, Laura R. Nye was born in Santa Clara, California. Laura is the spawn of missionaries from the Congo, and Russian immigrant carney folk. When she was 8, she moved to Los Angeles and has spent her time bopping about to and from various addresses thanks to her parents' proverbial walkin' shoes.
Laura started reading her poetry a week before her sixteenth birthday at the world renowned Cobalt Cafe, hosted by Rick Lupert, and after a move to North Hollywood in 2002 began reading at the Encino Barnes and Noble hosted by Ron Dvorkin. She has been featured in 2002, 2003, and again in March 2004.
Laura has never been published in anything remotely interesting until poeticdiversity, has recently published a chapbook called Smile Bloody, and currently attends Los Angeles Valley College. Though she has no idea what she wants to be when she grows up, she's thinking of majoring in English and becoming a struggling writer, once the trust fund runs out. Readers should also acknowledge that she has a strange sense of humor and will neither confirm nor deny anything written. More of Laura's work can be viewed at