Lauren K. Alleyne
Lauren K. Alleyne is the author of two collections of poetry, Difficult Fruit (Peepal Tree Press 2014), and Honeyfish (New Issues, 2019). Her work has appeared in publications including The Atlantic, Ms. Muse, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Interviewing the Caribbean, and Crab Orchard Review, among many others. Recent honors for her work include the Phillip Freund Alumni Prize for Excellence in Publishing (Cornell University), the 2016 Split This Rock Poetry Prize, and a Picador Guest Professorship in Literature (University of Leipzig, Germany). She is currently Assistant Director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center and an Associate Professor of English at James Madison University.