Lauren W. Westerfield is a prose writer and poet from the Northern California coast. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Sonora Review[PANK], PhoebePermafrost, Noble/Gas QuarterlyRedivider, and The Rumpus, where she has also served as an Assistant Essays Editor. Lauren is a Centrum Fellow and MFA candidate in Creative Nonfiction at the University of Idaho, where she recently earned Honorable Mention for the Academy of American Poets Prize. She currently co-hosts the  POP-UP PROSE reading series in Moscow, Idaho, and is the Nonfiction Editor of Fugue

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