Lauren Mallett was born in Pennsylvania and raised in Oregon and Illinois. She has lived and studied in Guanajuato and Xalapa, Mexico. Lauren earned her BA from Denison University and her MFA from Purdue University. She taught dual-language immersion fifth grade in Richmond, California. Her writing appears in Poetry Northwest, The Seventh Wave, The Night Heron Barks, Grimoire Magazine, and other journals. Lauren lives with her partner, Strand Sheldahl-Thomason, on Clatsop land of Oregon's north coast. She serves on the Oregon Poetry Association's Board of Directors. Lauren is the Student Contest Chair of Cascadia. She is on the Reynolds Young Writers Workshop faculty and teaches at Warrenton High School.
Click below to read a selection of my writing published online.
Cola Literary Review: "Need Comes Down Like a Mallet"
Grimoire Magazine: "The Marble Essay"
The Night Heron Barks: "Skipanon"
Pacifica Literary Review: "Say"
Passages North: “Little Boat Vida Mía”
Salamander: "Everything's Fine & Fucked"
Scud: "Ask Your Father," "Over and Out," "Blood Stays Put"
The Seventh Wave: "The Long Slow Suck, The Murk and Ooze"
These artworks are part of an ongoing series, The Sea Hands Over Its Ropes, made entirely of marine rope and other materials I collect on DeLaura Beach.
"Slashish" and "Aviatrix" were selected for Astoria Visual Arts' juried exhibit Vast Connections: Earth and Art (April 10-May 1, 2021).
"Lisa Marie" and "Big Brave" were selected for Cannon Beach Arts' juried exhibit Beauty Deconstructed (June 2-27, 2021).
The above "Rope Nests" were created with the support of a Cannon Beach Arts' Individual Artist Grant and exhibited in Found Object Assemblages (August 31-September 25, 2022).
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