Biography


Dawn Potter directs the Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching, held each summer at Robert Frost's home in Franconia, New Hampshire. She works extensively as a visiting writer in the schools and as a freelance editor for literary and academic presses.

Dawn is the author or editor of seven books of prose and poetry, most recently a poetry collection, Same Old Story (CavanKerry Press, 2013). Her memoir, Tracing Paradise: Two Years in Harmony with John Milton (University of Massachusetts Press, 2009), won the 2010 Maine Literary Award in Nonfiction, and she has also received grants and fellowships from the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Writer's Center, and the Maine Arts Commission. New poems and essays appear in the Beloit Poetry Journal, the Sewanee Review, the Threepenny Review, and many other journals in the United States and abroad.

In addition to writing, editing, and teaching, Dawn sings and plays fiddle with the band String Field Theory. She lives in Harmony, Maine, with photographer Thomas Birtwistle and their two sons.

Click here to read CavanKerry's press release for Same Old Story.

Click here to read my C.V.