Lauren Mallett (she/her/hers) was born in Pennsylvania and raised in Oregon and Illinois. She has lived and studied in Guanajuato and Xalapa, Mexico. Lauren taught dual-language immersion fifth grade in Richmond, California. She earned her MFA and was the Assistant Director of Creative Writing at Purdue University. Her recent writing appears in Poetry Northwest, Puerto del Sol, The Seventh Wave, The Night Heron Barks, Sprung Formal, 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, an online anthology and contest for Oregon's young poets. She is the recipient of a 2021-2022 Cannon Beach Arts Artist Grant. Lauren teaches at Warrenton High School.




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).


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