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Lauren Eggert-Crowe is the author of two poetry chapbooks: In The Songbird Laboratory (Dancing Girl Press 2013) and The Exhibit (Hyacinth Girl Press 2013). She was born and raised in rural Pennsylvania and now lives in Los Angeles, where she is a contributing editor for TROP and a regular contributor to Midnight Mixologist. She has written essays, book reviews, interviews, and cultural reportage for Salon, The Rumpus, The Millions, The Nervous Breakdown, Midnight Breakfast, and L.A. Review of Books. Her poetry appears in Tupelo Quarterly, SpringGun, Sixth Finch, Interrupture, Terrain.org and DIAGRAM, among others. Her poetry has also been set to music, in "Diary of a Black Widow," a multisectional song setting by contemporary composer Christopher Pratorius, which premiered with the Santa Cruz Chamber Players in 2010.


For eleven years, she published the literary feminist 'zine, Galatea's Pants, which Microcosm Publishing named one of the Top 100 'Zines by Women, and which was featured in the textbook Girls' Studies by Elline Lipkin in 2010. Galatea's Pants was included in the San Jose Museum of Art's "Art of 'Zines" exhibit in 2004 and can be found in many 'zine libraries across the country.


Lauren earned an MFA in Creative Writing from The University of Arizona in 2007.


She was voted Best Poet of Santa Cruz in the Santa Cruz Weekly in 2010 and 2011.

Photo credit: Jason Gutierrez