Grand Canyon Astronomer in Residence

Grand Canyon
Astronomer in Residence

“Lauren Camp was selected as Grand Canyon's next Astronomer in Residence to explore through the written word the subtle emotions, aesthetic qualities, and complex thoughts we all feel under the vastness of the night skies.

“The Grand Canyon has welcomed a long history of poets who have attempted to capture its beauty with the pen--Grand Canyon Conservancy and the National Park Service are excited to facilitate one of the best poetic minds in the country towards Grand Canyon's pristine natural darkness.”

Rader Lane, Grand Canyon National Park
Dark Skies Coordinator / Park Ranger

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Grand Canyon Astronomer in Residence

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Took House by Lauren Camp

cover art by Suzanne Sbarge

“[A] stirring, original collection.”

— Publishers Weekly

“It’s as if Camp is holding a magnifying glass in the light until the page beneath it catches fire.”

— Washington Independent Review of Books

“Her poems put us in a place that is only inhabitable by the imagination, and yet we are there, held between life and the art that is created from life. We are consuming while being consumed, always taking and always took.”

— Cultural Weekly

“The ‘sinew and lava’ of both desire and loss pulse right beneath the surface of the poems…”

World Literature Today, Editor’s Pick

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