Lauren Camp, Poet, Performer

photo by Juno Ogle • Silver City Daily Press

“Lauren Camp’s voice is unique among poets writing in the United States today. It can be still and enveloping, then suddenly surprising in its complexity. We read or listen and know both the care of long-nurtured craft and the power of dramatic insight… ample and profound, strong and rewarding.”

— Margaret Randall

Upcoming Gigs

Saturday, June 1 • 5pm MT

Community Reading Series
CCA Santa Fe, NM

In-person reading with Jamie Figueroa,
Natachee Momaday Gray and Renata Golden

Sunday, June 2 • 10am MT

Chatter Sunday
912 3rd Street NW Albuquerque, NM

In-person chamber music and poetry

Friday, June 7 • 8pm PT

Grand Canyon Star Party • Grand Canyon, AZ
In-person reading and presentation

Tuesday, June 18 • 6pm MT

Española Public Library • Española, NM
In-person community reading and writing event

Thursday, June 20 • 7pm ET

The Writer’s Center Craft Chat
Online conversation with Emily Holland

Saturday, July 13 • 8pm MT

Jemez Historic Site Star Party • Jemez Springs, NM
In-person reading

Tuesday, July 16 • 6:30pm MT

“Poetry Under the Stars”
Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium
at Pajarito Environmental Education Center • Los Alamos, NM

In-person reading, star show and community writing event

July 19 to 21

Taos Writers Conference • Taos, NM
Faculty and reading

Thursday, September 19

New Mexico Highlands Uniiversity
Thomas C. Donnelly Library • Las Vegas, NM

In-person community poetry reading and writing event

Saturday, September 28 • 10am MT

City of Belen Rio Abajo Days Festival Community Poetry Event
Belen Public Library • Belen, NM

In-person community poetry reading and writing event

March 9 and 10, 2025

Piper Center for Creative Writing • Tempe, AZ
ASU 2025 Visiting Writers Series

Highlights from the Past

Launch for An Eye in Each Square • July 2023
Reading/conversation with Katie Doyle
Assistant Curator, New Mexico Museum of Art

Collected Works Bookstore, Santa Fe, NM

New Mexico State Legislature
Opening the 2023 legislative session

Grand Canyon Astronomer in Residence • August 2022

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum:
“Breakfast with O’Keeffe Online ” • 2021

Presentation on Turquoise Door, Mabel Dodge Luhan and Taos

The Writer’s Center: Virtual Craft Happy Hour • 2020
In conversation with Emily Holland, Managing Editor of Poet Lore

Between the Covers • 2020 Interview with David Naiman

Tupelo Press Book Launch • 2020

Anna Maria Hong, Noah Falck, Matthew Schultz, Lauren Camp, Dan Beachy-Quick

Southwest Festival of the Written Word
Panel discussion on the theme of “Borders”
Silver City, NM • 2019

Women’s Voices, Women’s Silences
Roundtable discussion
Memorial Union, University of Missouri-Columbia • 2019

Biblioteca Andrés Henestrosa
Bilingual reading from 12 Poetas Antología
(Editor Margaret Randall, Edicciones La Herrata Feliz) with translator Matt Gleeson

Oaxaca Centro, Mexico • 2019

7th Elemental Concert: Molybdenum
Musician Lauria and Lauren Camp
San Miguel Mission • Santa Fe, NM • 2019

Oklahoma Center for the Humanities
Poetry & Dementia: A Reading with Lauren Camp
Tulsa, OK • 2019

Oxley College of Health Sciences
Discussion on poetry and dementia care with Dr. Alderman, Director, TU Institute for Health Care Delivery Sciences
University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK • 2019

The Library of Congress: The Poet and the Poem
An interview with Grace Cavalieri

Mayo Clinic
Grand Rounds Lecture: “Begging a Memory: Poems on Dementia”
Rochester, MN • 2018

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Conference
Lecture: “Begging a Memory: Poems on Dementia”
Albuquerque, NM • 2018

University of Minnesota
Lecture: “Discovering Baghdad”
Rochester, MN • 2018

Hugo House
Workshop and reading
Seattle, WA • 2017

Tupelo Truchas Poetry Conference
Faculty with Jeffrey Levine and Veronica Golos
Truchas, NM • 2017

The Innisfree Poetry Bookstore + Cafe
Reading with Jennifer Foerster and Carolina Ebeid
Boulder, CO • 2017

International Studies Institute, University of New Mexico
Lecture: “Discovering Baghdad”
Albuquerque, NM • 2017

Georgetown University
Reading co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Civilization
and the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies

Washington, DC • 2017

George Washington University
Washington, DC • 2017

University of Oklahoma
Lecture: “Discovering Baghdad”
Norman, OK • 2016

Oklahoma Baptist University
Shawnee, OK • 2016

Collected Works Bookstore
“Muse Times Two” reading with Crystal Williams
Santa Fe, NM • 2016

RAWI+Mizna National Lit Gathering
Open Book, Minneapolis, MN • 2016

DIWAN 6 Conference
Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI • 2015

San Miguel Writers’ Conference
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico • 2011

Lauren Camp, Poet, Performer

photo by Katrina Holder

“We loved having Lauren in our class. The students really have improved in their writing as well as becoming comfortable in presenting their own poems. At first, students were shy and uncomfortable with reading their poems, but they ended up wanting to share their poems with the class. Thank you.”

— Selina McGinn
English teacher at Espanola Valley High School, NM

“Thank you, Lauren, for your zoom visit to class. It was a rich and comfortable talk. Your insight and encouragement were a treasure for us, and it was a good way to segue into their final projects, a chapbook of their own work.”

— Stan Galloway
Professor of English, Bridgewater College, VA

“I knew the moment I heard you read and talk about your process that I had to learn from you.”

— Malaika King Albrecht
Founding editor, Redheaded Stepchild