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Laurel Reynolds

University Student



Twin Cities, Minnesota

Major & Minor

English B.A., Psychology Minor


Laurel Reynolds (she/they) is a poet who attends the University of Minnesota for English Literature. They started as a slam poet and competed at Brave New Voices in 2019 with the threads and syntax of slam culture still being found in her written work. Their work often explores the connections between queerness, pop culture, trauma, and relationships. Laurel’s poems have been published in The Tower, The Current, Moss Puppy Magazine, JAKE, and more; they have performed at Macalester College, Stepping Stone Theatre, the University of Nevada, and other venues. Previously, she has worked as a poetry editor for Great River Review and The Incandescent Review and is the current poetry editor of JAKE: The Anti-Literary Magazine. In the fall, Laurel will head to Brandeis University's GSAS for a joint MA in English and Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. Their debut book, Swallowing the Ash (Bottlecap Features), is out now!


English Courses

Freshmen Composition, University of Northwestern -- St. Paul (PSEO)

Introduction To & Intermediate Poetry, UMN

Children's Literature, UMN

Shakespeare, UMN

Textual Analysis, UMN

Introduction to Short Stories, UMN

The End of the World, UMN

Historical Survey of American Literature I, UMN

Historical Survey of British Literature II, UMN

Creative Writing Capstone in Poetry, UMN

Great River Review, UMN

Psychology Courses

Introduction to Psychology, University of Northwestern -- St. Paul (PSEO)

Introduction to Abnormal Psychology, UMN

Introduction to Psychological Methods and Data Analysis, UMN

Introduction to Cognitive Psychology, UMN

Psychology of Stress and Trauma, UMN

Misc. Courses

Children and Other Talking Animals, UMN

ASL 1701 & 1702, UMN

Scandinavian Gothic Horror, UMN

GPA: 3.95
Dean's List for Fall 2020


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