Evelyn Lauer is an MFA student at Texas State University where she is the poetry editor of Front Porch, an online journal at www.frontporchjournal.com. She lives in Austin, TX with her husband and English Springer Spaniel Belle.

“The best feeling is when I surprise myself in the act of writing. When I’m writing a poem and I come upon a word, a phrase, or a line that shocks me—that’s when I know I’m onto something good.”







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