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Upcoming Readings

One Hundred Hungers
Santa Fe Book Launch

When: Sunday, April 24 • 2pm

Where: Temple Beth Shalom
205 E Barcelona Rd, Santa Fe, New Mexico

What: Reading from the new book
followed by a discussion with former
Santa Fe Poet Laureate, Joan Logghe

One Hundred Hungers
Taos Book Launch

When: Saturday, April 30 • t7pm

Where: Op. Cit Books
124A Bent Street, Taos, New Mexico

Who: Lauren Camp, Will Barnes and Veronica Golos

One Hundred Hungers
Albuquerque Book Launch

When: Tuesday, May 24 • 6pm

Where: Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Radio Interview

Conversation with Carol Boss
on “Women’s Focus,” KUNM-FM

When: Saturday, May 21 • time TBA

Where: Streaming live on

Creative Writing Workshop

From Wild Mind to Experience:
Writing in All Directions

Wednesday afternoons, 2 to 4pm
June 1 to June 29

Registration and more info:
Lauren’s Workshops page


Highlights From the Past

Santa Fe Poets 2

When: December 2013

What: Santa Fe Poet Laureate Jon Davis hosted “Santa Fe Poets 2,” featuring Lauren Camp, Joanne Dominique Dwyer, Jamie Figueroa, dg nanouk okpik, and Arthur Sze.

Where: Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Four Writers Writing The Landscape

What: Authors Lauren Camp, Joan Logghe, Anne Hillerman and David Grant Noble
When: August 2011

“The Antigone Project”

What: Poetry performance in collaboration with Theaterwork's production of Jean Anouilh's “Antigone”
When: April 2011

Fur Stethoscope
Poets Zöe Bird and Lauren Camp and bassist/oudist Paul Brown comprise Fur Stethoscope, a trio that performs to standing-room-only crowds every time they appear.

Four Poets Respond to
“Women and Women”

What: Poets Lauren Camp, Jamie Figueroa, Valerie Martínez and Shelle Sanchez present a collaborative performance inspired by “Women and Women: Photographs by Spanish Women,” an exhibit from the Instituto Cervantes.
When: March 2011
Where: National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico


Latest News

One Hundred Hungers Travels to Cyprus

Iraqi scholar and professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Waterloo, Dr. Lamees Al Ethari will present “Excavating Iraqiness in Lauren Camp’s Poetry” at the 10th International Auto/Biography Association (IABA) Conference. The 2016 conference theme is “Excavating Lives.” Presenters will “consider life writing within the context of liminal spaces, borders, and hidden places… in an archealogical context, across political and social divides…”

The conference, held in May, will be at the University of Cyprus in Nicosia, “the only divided capital in the world… in a country whose rich history has been shaped by conflict and resolution, trauma and healing, forgetting and remembering.”

Al Ethari writes in her presentation brief, “…with the little details she is able to collect from [her father], she uses her work to excavate her father’s past and his Iraqi identity. In the process, Camp gains a connection to her Iraqi heritage and establishes a sense of Iraqiness for herself.”

Black Earth Institute
Fellowships Announced

After a rigorous selection process, the Black Earth Institute has selected seven new fellows to lead the organization forward. Lauren Camp joins six other individuals—all of whom use their creative pursuits and talents to focus on the health of our planet and create a more ethical world. The Black Earth Institute’s dedicated Fellows and Scholars work “to address social justice, environmental issues and the spiritual dimensions of the human condition in their art and work.”

One of the organization’s projects is About Place Journal. Lauren’s poems have been included in four of the recent issues. Here is one about a devastating tropical storm.

To read more about all the new BEI fellows, click here.

One Hundred Hungers Preview
and Talk at Arab American Arts Forum


Lauren was invited to present at DIWAN6: A Forum for the Arts, in May 2015 at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. DIWAN6 brought to gether more than 50 Arab American artists and scholars for an energizing, stimulating and highly interactive forum.

Lauren read from and discussed the making of One Hundred Hungers, her upcoming book that chronicles her father’s emigration from his native Baghdad to New York in the late 1940’s.

Lauren’s Poem Selected
for the Margaret Randall Prize

Richard Vargas, Editor of The Mas Tequilla Review announced that a poem by Lauren Camp, was selected for the first Margaret Randall Poetry Prize.

“Ultimately, I choose ‘On Schedule,’” said Randall. “It seems to me to be nearly perfect, and I say nearly because I don’t think of poetry as perfect; imperfection itself being an attribute. This poem engages with where we are at this moment in time in all the large and small ways. It is both grand and intimate. Its craft draws me in and rewards me, deeply. Its momentum builds. And I love its final two lines, which bring its vast geography into human time.”

Prizes from Press Women
Communications Contests

The National Federation of Press Women is a nationwide organization of professional women and men pursuing careers across the communications spectrum. Their annual contest rewards excellence in a wide range of categories judged by leaders in their fields of expertise. Members compete first at the state level, with first–place winners in each category moving on to compete at the national level.

Lauren Camp took first place honors in two categories at both the New Mexico competition and the National contest. Her collection The Dailiness was First Place Winner, Poetry Book Prize and her poem “Letter to Baghdad” won First Place, Single Poem. “Letter to Baghdad” is from the manuscript One Hundred Hungers (see the story above).