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. 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 FugueCurrent projects include The Fact and Curl of It [Studies], a mixed-genre prose manuscript, and Other Cities, an extended essay on Ireland, America, walking, embodiment, immigration, autofiction, and feminism. She is currently completing work on CTRL-Shift [a digital meta-narrative examining poetic process], and serving as Nonfiction Editor of Blood Orange Review. Westerfield teaches writing at Washington State University, and lives in Moscow, ID.