Digging to the Roots Calendar Winner, Lois Parker Edstrom

Lois Parker Edstrom, Coupeville, Washington

Lois Parker Edstrom, a native of the Pacific Northwest, lives on an island off the coast of Washington.  The island and her love of art are the inspiration for many of her poems which have appeared in the Birmingham Arts Journal, Borderlands:  Texas Poetry Review, Rock and Sling, Connecticut River Review, among others.

Her poetry has also been adapted to dance. Recent honors include a first and second place award from the Poetry Society of New Hampshire and a Hackney National Literary Award.  Her chapbook, What Brings Us To Water received the Poetica Publishing Award, 2010 and a second collection, What’s To Be Done With Beauty is forthcoming from Creative Justice Press.