- Thursday | September 3, 2020
- 7:30 pm
Join award-winning author Lauren Camp in celebrating the launch of her recently released book of poems, Took House (Tupelo Press, 2020), called a “stirring, original collection” by Publishers Weekly and “an astonishing, enchanted world of nature and cityscape, interior terrains, art-making and witnessing all at once” by award-winning poet Hala Alyan.
In her Psaltery & Lyre review, Rebecca Beardsall observes, “Opening with hunger and appetite, Took House, an alluringly haunting poetry collection, invites the reader to the table to dip in and out of love, obsession, and what remains hidden.” Poet Jenny Molber writes, “Lauren Camp is a singular, probing, precise poet, and I celebrate this book’s arrival.”
The author of five books of poetry, including One Hundred Hungers (Tupelo Press, 2016), selected for the Dorset Prize by David Wojahn and a finalist for the Arab American Book Award, Camp works in the confluence of sound, psychology and language. Her poems have appeared in The Los Angeles Review, Pleiades, the Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day series, Poet Lore, and elsewhere. Her work has been translated into Mandarin, Turkish, Spanish, and Arabic. In 2020, Camp was selected to be one of 100 artists and storytellers for 100 Offerings of Peace. She lives in New Mexico, where she teaches creative writing to people of all ages.