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 schools and as a freelance editor for literary and academic presses.
Dawn is the author of seven books of prose and poetry, most recently The Vagabond's Bookshelf (Deerbrook Editions, 2016). Her memoir, Tracing Paradise: Two Years in Harmony with John Milton (University of Massachusetts Press, 2009), won the 2010 Maine Literary Award for Nonfiction. Twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, 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 Sewanee Review, The Times Literary Supplement, The Beloit Poetry Journal, and many other journals in the United States and abroad.
In addition to writing, Dawn sings and plays fiddle with the band Doughty Hill. She lives in Portland, Maine.