IN BETWEEN PLACES lyrically explores family mythology and the fallibility of memory. The poems act as mile markers in a Black woman’s literal and figurative journey across decades and across the country, in a search for home in different cities—and people. From a sense of longing and displacement, the collection arrives in a place of stability, resilience, and triumph.
Poetry. African & African American Studies. Women’s Studies.
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Lauren L. Wheeler writes poetry, fiction, and about the places where the personal, the political, and pop culture intersect. A recovering slam poet, she twice competed at the National Poetry Slam and has featured at Cornell University, where she studied English Literature, as well as in Los Angeles, Miami, and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Lauren sometimes contributes to Black Nerd Problems, and her work has appeared in publications such as PANK, Monkeybicycle, and The Nervous Breakdown. She lives in West Oakland with her spouse, kid, and two brown dogs.