Our next writer is Laura Knickelbine, whose beautiful poem, Lambent, will be featured in our February installation. We will announce the location soon, but in the meantime you can keep reading to get to know our eighth (!) featured writer.
Laura Knickelbine is a 23-year-old Chicago Newbie. She moved to Logan Square about six months ago, after finishing a creative writing degree at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Laura’s interests are prose and poetry, but she also writes short stories, interviews, and non-fiction. Laura is an obsessive reader; she keeps a list of every book she’s read, and she is always in the middle of something good. She is in love with Chicago’s literary nightlife, and participates in slams like The Moth, and the Uptown Poetry Slam.
In her early/mid twenties and living somewhere new, Laura’s life is completely disorganized. But it also stays exciting, and she embraces it by trying a little bit of everything Chicago has to offer. Laura loves exploring coffee shops, bookstores, and theaters. She is a barista, occasional volunteer, and a Meetup.com enthusiast. On typical days, you can find her pulling espresso in Andersonville, riding the gold elevators in the Harold Washington Library, or riding the Metra somewhere between Chicago and Milwaukee.