Episode 73: Lauren Russell

Thursday, August 18, 2022
Episode Summary

Los Angeles Poet Laureate Lynne Thompson reads Lauren Russell's poem "Peggy/ An Inventory."

Participant(s) Bio

Lauren Russell is a poet and writer in hybrid forms. She is the author of Descent (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2020), which won the 2021 Anna Rabinowitz Prize from the Poetry Society of America, and What’s Hanging on the Hush (Ahsahta Press 2017).

A 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellow in Poetry, she has also received fellowships from Cave Canem, The Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and VIDA / The Home School, and residencies from the Rose O’Neill Literary House, the Millay Colony, and City of Asylum/ Passa Porta. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, The Brooklyn Rail, DIAGRAM, and the anthologies Bettering American Poetry 2015 and Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry, among others.

Source: LaurenRussellPoet.com