Took House by Lauren Camp


  • 2021 American Fiction Award in Poetry
  • 2021 National Indie Excellence Awards
  • 2021 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award
  • 2021 Independent Press Award
    Distinguished Favorite
  • 2021 Southwest Book Design & Production Awards
  • 2020 Royal Dragonfly Award
    Honorable Mention
  • 2020 PSV North American Book Award
Turquoise Door


Turquoise Door

3: A Taos Press • 2018

“Every time I read Lauren Camp, I’m reminded of how extraordinary she is—the complexities managed with sophistication and grace. This time, Camp honors Mabel Dodge Luhan, creating a myth and culture of her country, orbiting New Mexico with icons D.H. Lawrence, Willa Cather, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Ansel Adams. But the poet’s relationship—in dialogue with her creation—is the book’s main character.”

— Grace Cavalieri, Washington Independent Review of Books


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One Hundred Hungers by Lauren Camp
  • “One of the most sensuous books you’ll ever read.”
  • Electric Lit

One Hundred Hungers

Tupelo Press • 2016

In this collection, Lauren Camp explores the lives of a first-generation Arab-American girl and her Jewish-Iraqi parent. One Hundred Hungers tells overlapping stories of food and ritual, immigration and adaptation, evoking Baghdad in the 1940s at a time when tensions began to emerge along ethnic and religious lines. She also draws upon memories of Sabbath dinners in America to reveal how family culture persists.

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  • Dorset Prize — judged by David Wojahn
  • Finalist, Arab American Book Award
  • Finalist, Sheila Margaret Motton Book Prize
  • Finalist, Housatonic Book Award
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The Dailiness, Poems by Lauren Camp

The Dailiness

Edwin E. Smith Publishing • 2013

The volatile compounds at the core of Lauren Camp’s second book are poems of the coiled environment and tremendous loss. She writes, perhaps wryly, perhaps optimistically, “either we’re standing in disordered light before the disappointment, or it’s after.”

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  • National Federation of Press Women Poetry Prize
This Business of Wisdom,Poems by Lauren Camp

This Business of Wisdom

West End Press • 2010

In this first volume of poetry, Lauren Camp focuses a prismatic lens on the ragged aesthetic of society, and by doing so, constructs an educated view of life.

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