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Lauren Camp, An Eye in Each Square
Lauren Camp, An Eye in Each Square

Thu, Jul 13


Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse

Lauren Camp, An Eye in Each Square

New Mexico's Poet Laureate, Lauren Camp will read from her new work. With the gifts of a visual artist and poet's attention, An Eye in Each Square confronts our era's barbed and shifting networks of power and atrocities.

Date, Time & Location

Jul 13, 2023, 6:00 PM MDT

Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 202 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA

About the Event

This will be an in-store event and will be live-streamed to Zoom. Register to watch on Zoom here.

Purchase An Eye in Each Square by calling the store at (505) 988-4226. Signed copies will be available after the event.

An Eye in Each Square pushes back against our era’s barbed and shifting networks of power and atrocities. This collection is part social critique, part imaginative biography of enigmatic painter Agnes Martin, and part treatise on the multiplicities of the natural world. Through lyrical poems, An Eye in Each Square asks the reader to hold the conscience of the world, but also to claim what we might need most—the risky and urgent space of comfort.

About the Poet

New Mexico Poet Laureate Lauren Camp is the author of seven poetry collections, most recently An Eye in Each Square (River River Books, 2023) and Worn Smooth Between Devourings (NYQ Books 2023).

Honors include a Dorset Prize and finalist citations for the Arab American Book Award, the Housatonic Book Award, and the Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry. In 2022, she was Astronomer in Residence at Grand Canyon National Park. Lauren is the recipient of fellowships from Denver Botanic Gardens, The Taft-Nicholson Center for Environmental Humanities and Black Earth Institute. She was a visiting writer at the Mayo Clinic, and artist in residence at Lowell Observatory and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

Her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Mid-American Review, Missouri Review, and The Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day.

Her work has been translated into Turkish, Mandarin, Serbian, Arabic and Spanish. She teaches for Poetry Out Loud-New Mexico and leads her own community workshops.

She has pivoted from a successful career as a visual artist (1996-2008). Her portrait series, “The Fabric of Jazz,” traveled to museums in ten cities. More artwork can be found in cultural centers, hospitals, museums, U.S. embassies and other organizations around the world. For 15 years, she was a producer and host for Santa Fe Public Radio.

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