Lauren W. Westerfield is an essayist and poet from the Northern California coast. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in DIAGRAM, Sonora Review, [PANK], Hobart, The Baltimore Review, Phoebe, Permafrost, Noble/Gas Quarterly, and The Rumpus, where she has also served as an Assistant Essays Editor. Lauren received an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Idaho, where she was a Centrum Fellow, earned Honorable Mention for the Academy of American Poets Prize, was nominated for Best New Poets 2018, and worked as the Nonfiction Editor of Fugue. Current projects include CTRL-Shift [a forthcoming digital meta-narrative examining poetic process], co-coordinating POP-UP PROSE, and completing an experimental nonfiction manuscript, The Fact and Curl of It [Studies]. Lauren teaches writing at Washington State University, and lives in Moscow, ID.