Virtual Craft Happy Hour with poet Lauren Camp

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TWC presents a FREE VIDEO CHAT about the craft of poetry!

We’re joined by poet Lauren Camp (Took House) to talk about her new book, the art of the poem, and more. Lauren will be in conversation with Emily Holland, poet and Managing Editor of Poet Lore.

RSVP below, and you’ll receive an email on or before December 4 with instructions for joining the chat via our video conferencing platform, Zoom. FREE and open to the public, all times Eastern.

We encourage you to order a copy of the book directly from the publisher, from your local independent bookseller or online from

Lauren CampLauren Camp is the author of five books, most recently Took House (Tupelo Press, 2020), which Publishers Weekly calls a “stirring, original collection.” Her writing has appeared in numerous print and online journals and anthologies, including The Los Angeles ReviewPleiadesPoet LoreWitness, and Ecotone. Honors include the Dorset Prize and finalist citations for the Arab American Book Award and the New Mexico-Arizona Book Award. Her work has been translated into Mandarin, Turkish, Spanish, and Arabic. In 2020, she was selected to be one of 100 international artists for 100 Offerings of Peace.

About the book
Took House is a disquieting book about intimate relationships and what is seen and hidden. In vulnerable poems of obsession, Camp places motivation deep in the background, following instead a chain reaction between pain and pleasure. Took House navigates a landscape of bone and ash, wine and circumstance. Boundaries shift between reality and allegory. The unknown appears and repeats, eerily echoing need. Blame, power and disorder hover, unsettling what we know of love.


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