Lauren Camp

Photo: Bob Godwin

Lauren Camp ( is the author of three books of poetry, most recently One Hundred Hungers. Her work has garnered a Dorset Prize, a Margaret Randall Poetry Prize, an Anna Davidson Rosenberg Award, an Arab American Book Award (honorable mention), an RL-International Award, and a Black Earth Institute Fellowship. She also guest-edited the recent jazz poetry and art poetry issues of WLT, served on the 2014 Neustadt Prize jury, and two of her WLT poems were nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Lauren lives in northern New Mexico, where she teaches creative writing to elders.

  • September 20, 2017 | Lauren Camp
    This view of Saturn’s rings from the “ringscape finale” series was among the last images Cassini sent back to Earth (September 13, 2017) / Courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institut...
  • September 15, 2016 | Lauren Camp
    Tony Webster, Dakota Access Pipeline protest at the Sacred Stone Camp near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, August 25, 2016 This poem addresses the demonstrations against the Dakota Access Pip...
  • January 7, 2013 | Lauren Camp
    The Tigris River in Baghdad. Photo NewsHour/Flickr For nearly two years, I worked on poems about my father’s early years in Baghdad. Every now and again, I slipped an occasional question to my dad, h...

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