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

“Camp’s poems speak to the ‘seams of desire,’ the places where things are put together, which are also the places where things can come apart.”

— Cultural Weekly

Upcoming Gigs

Tuesday, October 4 • 7pm ET

Echoes & Visions Reading Series
Wor-Wic Community College, Salisbury, Maryland

Online reading

Saturday, October 29 • 5pm MT

Closing reception for “A Companion for Departure”
by artists Bethany Springer and Billy Joe Miller

In person reading
Sanitary Tortilla Factory, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Saturday, November 12 • 7pm ET

Poets in Print • Kalamazoo Book Arts Center
Online reading with Lauren Camp and Su Cho

Wednesday, November 30 • 7pm ET

Hudson Valley Writers Center
Online reading with Lauren Camp, Joan Kwon Glass, Anna VQ Ross, and Edwin Torres

Highlights from the Past

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