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Lauren Camp

Current City, State, Country

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Birth City, State, Country

New York, New York, USA


Lauren Camp is the Poet Laureate of New Mexico and author of five books, most recently Took House (Tupelo Press). Her honors include the Dorset Prize and finalist citations for the Arab American Book Award, Housatonic Book Award, and New Mexico-Arizona Book Award. Her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Blackbird, The Common, and Beloit Poetry Journal. She has received support from Black Earth Institute, Storyknife Writers Retreat, and the Taft-Nicholson Center. Her work has been translated into Mandarin, Turkish, Spanish, and Arabic and she has received commissions from SITE Santa Fe and the Museum of International Folk Art to create poetry in response to art installations. In 2018, she was a visiting scholar/poet at the Mayo Clinic, sharing poems of dementia with physicians and research scientists, and in 2022, she was Astronomer in Residence at Grand Canyon National Park.

Published Works

Took House (Tupelo Press, 2020)
Turquoise Door: Finding Mabel Dodge Luhan in New Mexico (3: A Taos Press, 2018)
One Hundred Hungers (Tupelo Press, 2016)
The Dailiness (Edwin E. Smith Publishing, 2013)
This Business of Wisdom (West End Press, 2010)

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Current Title

New Mexico Poet Laureate

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