Dawn Potter was featured in Scoundrel Time on October 7, 2019. Read her poems here.
Dawn Potter directs the Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching, held each summer at Robert Frost’s home in Franconia, New Hampshire. She has taught in a number of venues and capacities: most recently, serving as poetry faculty at Monson Arts and as an instructor for 24PearlStreet. She also works as a manuscript consultant and as a freelance editor for literary and academic presses.
Dawn is the author or editor of eight books of prose and poetry–most recently, the poetry collection Chestnut Ridge (2019). Her memoir, Tracing Paradise: Two Years in Harmony with John Milton, won the 2010 Maine Literary Award in Nonfiction, and she has received grants and fellowships from the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Writer’s Center, and the Maine Arts Commission. Her poems and essays have appeared in the Beloit Poetry Journal, the Sewanee Review, the Threepenny Review, the Times Literary Supplement, and many other journals in the United States and abroad.
Dawn lives in Portland, Maine, with her husband, the photographer Thomas Birtwistle.