Lauren Tivey

Biography of Lauren Tivey

Lauren Tivey poet

Lauren Tivey has been living in China for the past two years, where she works as an English Literature teacher in the American Program at a Chinese high school. Lauren received her undergraduate degree in poetry and literature from Granite State College in 2005, and her MFA in poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she was the recipient of the 2008 Jack Myers Grant for Outstanding Poetry. Her poems have appeared in Deuce Coupe, The Montucky Review, The Literary Burlesque, Blue Lake Review, The Legendary, Message in a Bottle, Gutter Eloquence, SPARK, Word Salad, Snakeskin, Sierra Nevada Review, Red River Review, Medicinal Purposes, Timber Creek Review, Sahara, and Red Owl, among other publications, both online and in print over the years. Her chapbook, The Breakdown Atlas, was just released in July of 2011 from Big Table Publishing Co. An avid traveler, she has also written a number of travel stories, which appear on both and She lives for poetry, photography, travel, and adventure. You can visit her poetry blog here: http: //

Lauren Tivey's Works:

The Breakdown Atlas & other poems:
http: // Updates

Elegy For Japan

Over the tortured shores of Miyagi,
a spinning uranium sky, full of ghosts,

those taken during lovemaking, meals,
while singing their earthly songs,

whispering stories of their gone lives,
of the broken, the taken, the swept-away:

[Report Error]