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Natalie Solmer grew up in South Bend, Indiana, and attended Clemson University in South Carolina, where she studied horticulture and poetry. She worked as a landscaper, nursery manager and florist for many years until deciding to attend Butler University and earn her MFA in poetry. Since graduation, she now teaches English courses at Ivy Tech and IUPUI. She founded and ran a local poetry group, The Cornerstone Poets for 6 years. In July of 2017, she launched an online journal of poetry and art,
Natalie’s work often employs the floral and horticultural imagery which she studied and worked with for many years, however, she also addresses her current urban residence and incorporates the issues of her daily life: race (her sons are biracial), class, relationship and the questions of fate and fortune which plague us all.
Natalie Solmer earned a BS in horticulture, with a minor in poetry, from Clemson University in 2002, cum laude. She received an MFA in poetry from Butler University in 2012 with a 4.0 GPA.
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Natalie Solmer is one of 12 poets chosen as a winner of the Library Square Poetry Contest.
Natalie’s manuscript was chosen as a semifinalist by Zone 3 for their First Book Contest
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