Lauren Camp

New Mexico, United States

Member Since: 10/06/2015

Lauren Camp is the Poet Laureate of New Mexico and author of five books, most recently Took House (Tupelo Press). Two new books—Worn Smooth Between Devourings (NYQ Books) and An Eye in Each Square (River River Books)—are forthcoming in 2023. Honors include a Dorset Prize and finalist citations for the Arab American Book Award and Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry. Her poems have appeared in Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Witness, The Common, and Poet Lore, and her work has been translated into Mandarin, Turkish, Spanish, and Arabic. Her work has received support from Black Earth Institute, Storyknife Writers Retreat, Denver Botanic Gardens, and the Taft-Nicholson Center.





Twitter Username: @poetlauren


  • Poet Laureate of New Mexico (2022)
  • Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry(2022)
  • Astronomer in Residence at Grand Canyon National Park (2022)
  • Dorset Prize(2014)
  • Arab American Book Award (finalist)


  • Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University
  • Master of Arts in Communication Studies from Emerson College

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