LAUREN CLARK's first collection of poems, Music for a Wedding, was selected by Pulitzer Prize-winner Vijay Seshadri for the 2016 AWP Donald Hall Prize in Poetry. It will be published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in 2017.
Lauren holds BA in Classics from Oberlin College and an MFA in Poetry from the University of Michigan, where they were the recipient of two Zell Fellowships and a Civitas Fellowship. Their work was awarded first place in the Graduate Poetry division of the Hopwood Awards, as well as the Theodore Roethke Prize for long poetic sequence and the the Michael R. Gutterman Prize for a poem exemplifying the new, the unusual, and the radical.
They have been the recipient of two Academy of American Poets Prizes, as well as scholarships from the Sewanee Writers Conference and the New York State Summer Writers Institute. As a Civitas Fellow, they served as an InsideOut Literary Arts Writer-in-Residence in Detroit Public Schools for two years.
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