Lauren Camp, Poet, Performer

“Lauren Camp’s voice is unique among poets writing in the United States today. It can be still and enveloping, then suddenly surprising in its complexity. We read or listen and know both the care of long-nurtured craft and the power of dramatic insight… ample and profound, strong and rewarding.”

— Margaret Randall

Upcoming Gigs

Sunday, February 11 • 10am MT

Chatter at SITE Santa Fe • Santa Fe, New Mexico
In person • Chamber music and featured reader Lauren Camp

Friday, March 3 • 6pm MT

Collected Works Bookstore • Santa Fe, NM
In person and live-streamed • reading with Jacqueline Osherow

Sunday, March 5 • 1 to 3:30pm MT

New Mexico Poetry Out Loud Finals
St. Francis Auditorium • Santa Fe, NM
In person • Opening poem • Poetry recitation by students from all over New Mexico

Wednesday, March 8 • 6 to 10pm PT

Cafe Racer • Seattle, WA
AWP Conference offsite reading with Wednesday Night Poetry

Thursday, March 9 • 3 to 4:30pm PT

Common Area Maintenance • Seattle, WA
AWP Conference offsite reading with Black Earth Institute authors

Thursday, March 9 • 7pm PT

Temple De Hirsch-Sinai • Seattle, WA
AWP Conference offsite reading with Yetzirah, in collaboration with Ayin Press

Friday, March 10 • 11am PT

Tupelo Press booth, AWP Conference • Seattle, WA
In person • Book signing

Friday, March 10 • 7pm to 9pm PT

Footprint Wine Tap • Seattle, WA
AWP Conference offsite reading with Tupelo Press authors

April 28-30

Poetry at Round Top • Round Top, TX
In person reading and workshop

July 7 to 9

2023 Taos Writers Conference • Taos, NM
In person reading and workshop

Thursday, September 28 • 6:15pm MT

Fixed and Free • Albuquerque, NM
Online • Featured reader with Nathan Brown

Tuesday, November 28 • 7pm EST

Skazat! • Ann Arbor, MI
Online • Featured reader

Highlights from the Past

New Mexico State Legislature
Opening the 2023 legislative session

Grand Canyon Astronomer in Residence • August 2022

Denver Botanic Gardens reading and conversation • 2022

Poetry Festival Singapore • 2021
Book Launch for Atelier of Healing: Poetry About Trauma and Recovery

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum:
“Breakfast with O’Keeffe Online ” • 2021

Presentation on Turquoise Door, Mabel Dodge Luhan and Taos

Ruminate: “Happenings” Craft talk • 2021

Cultivating Voices: New Book Showcase • 2021

The Writer’s Center: Virtual Craft Happy Hour • 2020
In conversation with Emily Holland, Managing Editor of Poet Lore

Between the Covers • 2020 Interview with David Naiman

Tupelo Press Book Launch • 2020

Anna Maria Hong, Noah Falck, Matthew Schultz, Lauren Camp, Dan Beachy-Quick

Southwest Festival of the Written Word
Panel discussion on the theme of “Borders”
Silver City, NM • 2019

Women’s Voices, Women’s Silences
Roundtable discussion
Memorial Union, University of Missouri-Columbia • 2019

Biblioteca Andrés Henestrosa
Bilingual reading from 12 Poetas Antología
(Editor Margaret Randall, Edicciones La Herrata Feliz) with translator Matt Gleeson

Oaxaca Centro, Mexico • 2019

7th Elemental Concert: Molybdenum
Musician Lauria and Lauren Camp
San Miguel Mission • Santa Fe, NM • 2019

Oklahoma Center for the Humanities
Poetry & Dementia: A Reading with Lauren Camp
Tulsa, OK • 2019

Oxley College of Health Sciences
Discussion on poetry and dementia care with Dr. Alderman, Director, TU Institute for Health Care Delivery Sciences
University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK • 2019

The Library of Congress: The Poet and the Poem
An interview with Grace Cavalieri

Mayo Clinic
Grand Rounds Lecture: “Begging a Memory: Poems on Dementia”
Rochester, MN • 2018

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Conference
Lecture: “Begging a Memory: Poems on Dementia”
Albuquerque, NM • 2018

University of Minnesota
Lecture: “Discovering Baghdad”
Rochester, MN • 2018

Hugo House
Workshop and reading
Seattle, WA • 2017

Tupelo Truchas Poetry Conference
Faculty with Jeffrey Levine and Veronica Golos
Truchas, NM • 2017

The Innisfree Poetry Bookstore + Cafe
Reading with Jennifer Foerster and Carolina Ebeid
Boulder, CO • 2017

International Studies Institute, University of New Mexico
Lecture: “Discovering Baghdad”
Albuquerque, NM • 2017

Georgetown University
Reading co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Civilization
and the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies

Washington, DC • 2017

George Washington University
Washington, DC • 2017

University of Oklahoma
Lecture: “Discovering Baghdad”
Norman, OK • 2016

Oklahoma Baptist University
Shawnee, OK • 2016

Collected Works Bookstore
“Muse Times Two” reading with Crystal Williams
Santa Fe, NM • 2016

RAWI+Mizna National Lit Gathering
Open Book, Minneapolis, MN • 2016

DIWAN 6 Conference
Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI • 2015

San Miguel Writers’ Conference
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico • 2011

Lauren Camp, Poet, Performer

photo by Katrina Holder

“We loved having Lauren in our class. The students really have improved in their writing as well as becoming comfortable in presenting their own poems. At first, students were shy and uncomfortable with reading their poems, but they ended up wanting to share their poems with the class. Thank you.”

— Selina McGinn
English teacher at Espanola Valley High School, NM

“Thank you, Lauren, for your zoom visit to class. It was a rich and comfortable talk. Your insight and encouragement were a treasure for us, and it was a good way to segue into their final projects, a chapbook of their own work.”

— Stan Galloway
Professor of English, Bridgewater College, VA

“I knew the moment I heard you read and talk about your process that I had to learn from you.”

— Malaika King Albrecht
Founding editor, Redheaded Stepchild