Laurie Byro has been doing poetry workshops on-line for the past 10 years and via her writing workshop is part of the Interboard Poetry Community.
They host a monthly and yearly contest that has attracted such notable judges as Mark Doty, Ha Jin, Pascale Petit, and recently John Timpane.
Laurie received her 37th win in this contest. Read John Timpane's commentary and bio here:
Folks who have been taking university seminars might consider joining an on-line workshop. Laurie feels it has greatly helped her improve in her writing skills and that is more important to her than the awards she has received.