Dr. Laura Apol speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens “Transforming the World: The Power of Imagination”


Laura Apol is an associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University.

She teaches poetry, writing, and literature in face-to-face, international, and online environments. 

In addition to numerous professional publications, she is the author of collections of her own poems: “Falling into Grace”, “Crossing the Ladder of Sun”, “Celestial Bodies”. And her newest collection, “Requiem, Rwanda” was drawn from her work using writing to facilitate healing among survivors of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. She is currently working on a novel-in-poems for adolescents entitled Tutsi, based on the story of one survivor.

Laura earned her doctorate from the University of Iowa.