Lady Slipper Trail Haiku

by Judith Lauter



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/29/2016

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 64
ISBN : 9781524514143
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 64
ISBN : 9781524514150

About the Book

Lady Slipper Trail Haiku—by poet, photographer, and neuroscientist Judith Lauter—takes the reader for a walk along a trail in the Moreno Valley, high in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Angel Fire, New Mexico. The lower trail begins just above Monte Verde Lake and, after following the lake’s source creek through a series of marshy meadows, in an old forest of aspen, fir, and spruce. The upper trail then climbs a rocky hill through the forest toward a viewpoint looking out over rolling pine meadows. The photos and poems in this book reflect the variety of plant and animal life that can be seen along the trail and capture the sense of peace and awe that come from spending time in some of the most beautiful country in northern New Mexico. A set of informative endnotes further enriches the experience.

About the Author

Judith Lauter ( was born in Austin, Texas. When she was nine, her family moved to Michigan, where she later met her husband, the poet Ken Lauter, in a poetry-writing seminar at the University of Michigan, which was taught by Donald Hall (US poet laureate, 2006–2007). The couple has subsequently lived in Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma, and they now make their home in Nacogdoches, Texas. Judith holds a BA in English literature, three master’s degrees (creative writing, library/information science, and linguistics), and a PhD in communication sciences (Washington University in St. Louis). She taught and directed human neuroscience laboratories at major universities for more than three decades before retiring in 2012 and returning to her first loves, photography and poetry. In addition to scientific articles, chapters, and books—including How is Your Brain Like a Zebra? (Xlibris, 2008,—she has published poems in a number of journals and won two Hopwood Awards for poetry (University of Michigan), an Academy of American Poets prize (University of Denver), and the Norma Lowry Memorial Prize (Washington University). Her photography has been compared to Eliot Porter’s; reproductions (including selections from this book) are available at She has published seven previous books of poetry and images with Xlibris (see last page inside for titles).