Lynne Jensen Lampe


Columbia, MO
Missouri US

Author's Bio

Lynne Jensen Lampe was born in Newfoundland and raised in Wisconsin and Louisiana. Themes of conformity, sanity, gender, and faith often find their way into her work, including her debut collection, Talk Smack to a Hurricane (Ice Floe Press, 2022). Lynne’s poems appear in many journals, including THRUSHFigure 1, Yemassee, The American Journal of Poetry, and One. She was a finalist for the 2020 Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize. She studied poetry in a graduate workshop with Larry Levis; at the Port Townsend Writers Conference with Richard Kenney; through The Speakeasy Project with Rosebud ben Oni, Angel Nafis, torrin a. greathouse, and Raina J. León; and in workshops and classes taught by poet-teachers including Ed Skoog and Amie Whittemore. Lynne earned a BJ (journalism) and MEd at the University of Missouri; she has worked as a receptionist, activist, teacher, graphic designer, newsroom copyeditor, and once, audiobook narrator. For the last 15 years she has edited academic books and journals. Lynne lives with her husband and two dogs in Columbia, Missouri. 

Publications & Prizes

To Light the Trails: Poems by Women in a Violent World (Sidhe Press, 2024)
SMEOP: Urban (Black Sunflowers Poetry Press, 2021)
Talk Smack to a Hurricane (Ice Floe Press, 2022)
American Journal of Poetry
Anti-Heroin Chic
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Fevers of the Mind
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LIT Magazine
Many Nice Donkeys
Moist Poetry Journal
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Olney Magazine
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Rise Up Review
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Second Chance Lit
Small Orange
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The Inflectionist Review
Prizes won: 

Finalist, 8th Annual Phillip H. McMath Post-Publication Book Award—Talk Smack to a Hurricane

Honorable Mention for Poetry, 2023 Eric Hoffer Award—Talk Smack to a Hurricane
Grand Prize Shortlist, 2023 Eric Hoffer Award—Talk Smack to a Hurricane
Finalist, 2023 First Horizon Award [Eric Hoffer Award]—Talk Smack to a Hurricane
Finalist, 2023 da Vinci Eye Award [Eric Hoffer Award]—Talk Smack to a Hurricane

Semifinalist, Ashland Poetry Press 2023 broadside contest—"The Day I Answer Your Good-bye" 

Semifinalist, Poet Hunt 28 [The MacGuffin/Schoolcraft College]

Finalist, 2020 Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize—"Stirring the Ashes"

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Jennifer Maritza McCauley, Dorianne Laux, Joan Aiken, Arthur Conan Doyle, Ansel Elkins, Larry Levis, John Berger, Diane Seuss
What I'm reading now: 
Done Clicked My Heels Three Times by Taylor Byas

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Born in: 
Stephenville, NL
Newfoundland and Labrador
Raised in: 
Baton Rouge, LA
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Last update: May 29, 2024