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Laurie Wagner Buyer

Laurie with W.C. Jameson

Poet, memoirist, and novelist Laurie Wagner Buyer Jameson spent over thirty years living in the backwoods and working on remote ranches in the Rocky Mountain West. Now married to renowned author/singer/songwriter and professional treasure hunter W.C. Jameson they reside at Casita de Luz in the small hill country town of Llano, Texas.

Laurie has an MFA in Writing from Goddard College and her freelance articles and photographs have appeared in dozens of periodicals, journals, reviews, and anthologies. She is the author of five collections of poetry, Glass-eyed Paint in the Rain, Red Colt Canyon, Across the High Divide, Infinite Possibilities: A Haiku Journal, and Accidental Voices, the novel Side Canyons, and two memoirs, Spring’s Edge: A Ranch Wife’s Chronicles and When I Came West.

In 1994, Laurie was the first and only recipient of the Dry Crik Chapbook Award, Blue Heron, for her poetry in the published versions of Dry Crik Review. More notably, she has received the Beryl Markham Prize for Creative Nonfiction, the Western Writer’s of America Spur Award in Poetry, and has twice been named a finalist for the Colorado Book Award and for the Women Writing the West Willa Cather Literary Award.

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