Lauren K. Watel

Photo by Amber Boardman

Lauren K. Watel’s poetry, fiction, essays, and translations have appeared in the Paris Review, The Nation, Narrative, Tin House, Antioch Review, TriQuarterly, the Massachusetts Review, Slate, Colorado Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, Poetry International, and the Collected Poems of Marcel Proust, among others. Watel was awarded a visiting artist residency at the American Academy in Rome as well as a distinguished fellowship at Hambidge Art Center. Her work has also won awards from Poets & Writers, Moment Magazine–Karma Foundation, and Mississippi Review. Her prose poem “The House She Lived In,” honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, was set to music by Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, and the piece premiered with the Dallas Symphony.

  • A diorama featuring two towering skeletal figures with hundreds of skulls creating the structure
    May 4, 2022 | Lauren K. Watel
    The Capuchin Crypt, beneath the church of Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini, Rome. Credit: Dnalor 01 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 Surely I owe this particular take on Bone Baroque to...

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