Lauren W. Westerfield is an essayist, editor, poet, and writing instructor from the Northern California coast. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming 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, a CDIL Graduate Fellow, earned Honorable Mention for the Academy of American Poets Prize, and worked as the Nonfiction Editor of Fugue.
Current projects include The Fact and Curl of It, an experimental nonfiction manuscript, and an extended essay-in-progress titled Other Cities [winner of a Washington State University Summer Research Fellowship]. Lauren recently completed work on CTRL-Shift [a digital meta-narrative examining poetic process], and serves as the Nonfiction Editor of Blood Orange Review. She teaches in the English Department at Washington State University, and lives in Moscow, ID.