Lauren Mallett was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She currently lives in Lafayette, Indiana, where she earned her MFA and was the Assistant Director of Creative Writing at Purdue University. Lauren has lived and studied in Guanajuato and Xalapa, Mexico. She taught dual-language immersion fifth grade in Richmond, California. Her poetry appears in Tupelo Quarterly, Smartish Pace, RHINO Poetry, Passages North, Barrow Street, Sou’wester, Spoon River Poetry Review, and other journals. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2016. Lauren is the recipient of scholarships from the Indiana University Writers' Conference, Indiana Writers' Consortium, and Taleamor Park. In the summers, she is a Teaching Associate for the Reynolds Young Writers Workshop. She is a Visiting Clinical Instructor of English at Purdue University and a yoga instructor at Be Moved Power Yoga.
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