Home beneath the church

“Every part of nature—the lover, the moon, snow, the sky, hummingbirds mating, a herd of elks—is worshipped on these pages. Lauren Davis is a poet who cannot name her sins without offering them her tears.”

— Risa Denenberg, author of slight faith

Lauren Davis is the author of Home Beneath the Church (Fernwood Press), and When I Drowned (Aldrich Press, forthcoming), 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 and the House Journal Fiction Contest, Davis lives on the Olympic Peninsula in a Victorian seaport community.