“Davis is a poet who cannot name her sins without offering them her tears.”

— Risa Denenberg, author of slight faith


“I can’t think of another book I’ve read that so moved me to reconsider all I feel-all I believe-heart and mind-about love and loss and the timeless linkages that join us through action and consequence to one another. Davis has written a beautiful evocation-opened a channel if you will-to another habitat just beyond our current vision. When I Drowned is a must read.”

— Gary Lemons, author of Snake

Lauren Davis is the author of Home Beneath the Church (Fernwood Press), and When I Drowned (Aldrich Press), and the chapbooks Each Wild Thing’s Consent (Poetry Wolf Press), and The Missing Ones (Winter Texts). She holds an MFA from the Bennington College Writing Seminars, and she teaches at The Writers’ Workshoppe and Imprint Books. She is a former Editor in Residence at The Puritan‘s Town Crier and has been awarded a residency at Hypatia-in-the-Woods. Winner of the Landing Zone Magazine‘s Flash Fiction Contest, Davis lives on the Olympic Peninsula in a Victorian seaport community.