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Portrair of Lauren Westerfield

Lauren Westerfield


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Lauren W. Westerfield is an essayist and poet from the Northern California coast. Her work has recently appeared in Indiana Review, Ninth Letter, New Delta Review, The Pinch, DIAGRAM, Sonora Review, and Hobart. She received an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Idaho, where she was a Centrum Fellow and a Center for Digital Inquiry & Learning (CDIL) Graduate Fellow. Current projects include work on CTRL+Shift (a digital meta-narrative examining poetic process), collaborative script writing for a video art installation exploring the ramifications of climate change in the Great Basin, and a book-length essay on walking, feminism, autotheory, and form, titled Other Cities. She teaches courses in writing, rhetoric, and narrative, and serves as the creative nonfiction editor of Blood Orange Review.

Selected Prose

Dark Storage, INDIANA REVIEW, Summer 2019
On Shame, THE PINCH, Spring 2019
That Same Summer, NINTH LETTER, Winter 2019
Milk Clock, NEW DELTA REVIEW, Fall 2018
Bruxisms, DIAGRAM, Fall 2018
Indentations, SONORA REVIEW, Summer 2018
Depth Control, PHOEBE, Spring 2018
The Need to Use Your Teeth, BALTIMORE REVIEW, Winter 2018
Hologram, [PANK], Fall 2017
Mother Maps, THE BUTTER, January 2015
Cracks, REDIVIDER, January 2015
Still Life, REVOLUTION HOUSE, December 2013
Twenty-Seven, THE RUMPUS, May 2013

Selected Poetry

The Color Field, PERMAFROST, Spring 2018
As Block Paragraph and As Killjoy, HOBART, Winter 2018
As Saturnine in Spring and After Flash Rain in Summer, NOBLE/GAS QUARTERLY, Winter 2017
Tumbleweed, PHOEBE, Winter 2017

Courses Taught

ENGL 101: College Composition
ENGL 298: Honors Writing & Research
ENGL 402: Technical & Professional Writing
DTC/ENGL 354: Digital Storytelling