Lauren Camp
Lauren Camp Lauren Camp is the author of four books. Her poems have been featured in Slice, Poet Lore, The Los Angeles Review and The Cortland Review, among other journals. Her honors include the Dorset Prize and the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Award, finalist citations for the Arab American Book Award, the Housatonic Book Award, and the Auburn Witness Poetry Prize, and a Black Earth Institute fellowship. She lives and teaches in New Mexico.

Mean Particles

They’d been hating so long and were glad to revive that. Sometimes I sit in the closet between coats of various weights, whimpering about this sheltering country. I just read that some U.S. citizens are sad about Sweden. Others are stuck in the seam of the absolute. It is nearly impossible to...

Greed

The world is sharp: at the bay, a cluster of sandpipers, barefoot. Down the road, the old church holds its fluid divine phenomena and yellow sphere of wallpaper. Water reaches the dock and suspends for a time before losing that same fascination. Oyster shells are stacked in flamboyant white frilled piles beside...