Lauren Camp

Lauren Camp

Lauren Camp is the Poet Laureate of New Mexico and author of five books, most recently Took House (Tupelo Press). Her poems have appeared in Kenyon Review, Prairie SchoonerEcotone, World Literature Today, and other journals.

Honors include the Dorset Prize, a fellowship from the Taft-Nicholson Center, and finalist citations for the Arab American Book Award, the Housatonic Book Award and the New Mexico-Arizona Book Award.

She has guest edited two special sections in World Literature Today (on international jazz poetry in 2011, and international poetry about contemporary visual art in 2015), a mini-anthology for Malpaís Review (on the poetry of Iraq), and, with fellow cohort Melissa Tuckey, an issue of About Place Journal on “Roots + Resistance.”

Lauren’s work has been translated into Mandarin, Turkish, Spanish, and Arabic. In 2020, she was selected for two marvelous collaborative projects; she will be one of 100 international artists for 100 Offerings of Peace and one of 101 women storytellers for The Scheherezade Project.

Lauren lives in New Mexico, where she teaches creative writing to people of all ages.