Lauren W. Westerfield is an essayist and poet 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. Lauren 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 CTRL-Shift [a digital meta-narrative examining poetic process], co-coordinating the itinerant POP-UP PROSE reading series, and serving as Nonfiction Editor of Blood Orange Review. She teaches writing at Washington State University, and lives in Moscow, ID.