About Lauren Camp
I am the author of five books, most recently Took House (Tupelo Press, 2020), which Publishers Weekly calls a “stirring, original collection.” I came to poetry through careers in visual art and radio broadcasting. Aesthetics and sonics deeply impact my writing.
What I've done
My poems and essays have appeared in numerous print and online journals and anthologies, including The Los Angeles Review, Pleiades, Ecotone, Poet Lore, and Slice. Honors include the Dorset Prize, fellowships from Black Earth Institute and the Taft-Nicholson Center, and finalist citations for the Arab American Book Award, the Housatonic Book Award and the New Mexico-Arizona Book Award.
Who I work with
I especially like to work with emerging writers and writers who are unsure of their voice or worth. I live in New Mexico, where I teach creative writing to people of all ages. In my state’s Poetry Out Loud program, I help high school students understand poems and embody the performance of them. And in my community workshops and work with elders, I strive to help people feel confident bringing their voices and histories to the page. I want writers to improve, but most importantly, I want to be gentle and very supportive in that effort.
- One-on-one gentle, supportive mentoring
- Writing workshops
- Memoir and poetry consultations
- Discussions of marketing and publishing strategies