Call me Lauren: I am a scholar, poet, and editor.
Also a feminist. Also an intersubjective activist. Which might be just an overwrought way of saying I am a friend.
My scholarship focuses on transatlantic and transhistorical Romanticism, poetry and poetics, genre and media studies, print culture, and epistolary traditions. I have also written about the textual history, including audio recordings, of a poem by Sylvia Plath titled “Black Rook in Rainy Weather.”
My poetry explores the hellish trinity of ear, word, and attachment. I write metrically driven prose lyrics, attentive to intellectual traditions as well as the politics of experimentation. I think Dylan Thomas wrote the perfect simile in “Fern Hill”: “Oh as I was young and easy in the mercy of his means, / Time held me green and dying / Though I sang in my chains like the sea.”
My editorial experience ranges from feature writing to copyediting, primarily for design, architecture, and fashion-culture venues. Most recently, I have worked for DailyCandy, Princeton Architectural Press, Time, and New York magazine.