Lauren Brazeal Garza


Dallas, TX

Author's Bio

Lauren Brazeal Garza is the author of the full-length poetry collection, Gutter (YesYes Books, 2018), which centered on her homelessness and subsequent recovery as a teenager. Her newest chapbook, Santa Muerte, Santa Muerte: I Was Here Release Me (Tram Editions, 2023) offers a series of fictional interviews with ghosts and other supernatural beings and is inspired by her experience as a translator and collector of oral histories. She is the author of two additional chapbooks, published under the name Lauren Brazeal: Exuviae (Horseless Press, 2016) and Zoo for Well-Groomed Eaters (Dancing Girl Press, 2016). Lauren writes poetry, short fiction, and essays and her work has appeared in journals such as Poetry Northwest, Waxwing, and Verse Daily among many other journals.

A Ph.D. candidate in Literature at the University of Texas at Dallas, with an MFA in writing from Bennington College, she teaches literature and creative writing at UT Dallas and Writing Workshops.

Publications & Prizes

Gutter (YesYes Books, 2018)
Santa Muerte, Santa Muerte: I Was Here Release Me (Tram Editions, 2023)
Exuviae (Horse Less Press, 2016)
Zoo for Well-Groomed Eaters (Dancing Girl Press, 2016)
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Forklift, Ohio
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Heavy Feather Review
Lumiere Review
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Pebble Lake Review
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Rio Grande Review
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The Electronic Encyclopedia of Experimental Literature
The Fem
Verse Daily

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Washington DC
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Many, many, cities
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Last update: Jul 17, 2023