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Lauren Eggert-Crowe is the author of four poetry chapbooks, including Bitches of the Drought (2017), which was selected as runner-up in Sundress Publications Chapbook Competition, In The Songbird Laboratory (Dancing Girl Press 2013), The Exhibit (Hyacinth Girl Press 2013), and Rungs, collaboratively written with Margaret Bashaar (Grey Book Press 2015). Her essays, book reviews, and interviews have appeared in Salon, The Rumpus, The Millions, The Nervous Breakdown, Midnight Breakfast, Luna Luna, Angels Flight Literary West, and L.A. Review of Books. Her poetry appears in DUM DUM Zine, Hobart, Big Lucks, Black Warrior Review, Tupelo Quarterly, SpringGun, Sixth Finch, 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.

She is the Reviews Editor for Terrain and serves on the leadership team for Women Who Submit.

Lauren earned an MFA in Creative Writing from The University of Arizona in 2007. She was voted Best Poet of Santa Cruz in 2010 and 2011. Raised in rural Pennsylvania, she lives and writes in Los Angeles.

Photo credit: Rachael Warecki (Camera RAW Photography)