Laura Bandy received her MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009. She is currently completing a Ph.D. at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Writers, where she received the Joan Johnson Award in Poetry in 2011. She has had work published in Saints of Hysteria: A Half-Century of Collaborative American Poetry, Ninth Letter, Everyday Genius and Little America. She hails from Jacksonville, Illinois (home of the Ferris wheel) and teaches there at MacMurray College.
Why I Love the Prose Poem