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

June and July
Poet Laureate travel for WoW, Poetry!

(In conjunction with the mobile museum program
of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs)
   Bloomfield Public library—June 13
   Farmington Children’s Museum—June14
   Tucumcari Public Library—June 22
   Ft. Sumner Public Library—June 23
   Clovis Carver Public Library—July 19
   Portales Public Library—July 20

Thursday, June 22 • Time TBA

Tucumcari Railroad Museum • Tucumcari, NM
In-person featured reader + open mic

Saturday, July 15, 7pm MDT

Pajarito Environmental Education Center • Los Alamos, NM
In-person reading at the planetarium in conjunction with Sciencefest

Friday, August 12 • 2pm MDT

Tranquilbuzz Coffee House • Silver City, NM
In-person featured reader + open mic

Wednesday, August 23, 7:30pm EDT

Wild & Precious Life Series
Reading with Randall Mann and Catherine Esposito Prescott

Monday, September 25
Online reading

Thursday, September 28 • 6:15pm MDT

Fixed and Free • Albuquerque, NM
Online reading • Featured reader with Nathan Brown + Open mic

Tuesday, November 28 • 7pm EST

Skazat! • Ann Arbor, MI
Online • Featured reader

Sunday, January 14, 2024 • 5pm EST

Trees/Nature • Yetzirah Reading Series
Online reading with Susan Aizenberg and Taije Silverman

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