Lauren Brazeal’s first full-length collection of poetry, Gutter, centered around her homelessness as a teenager and was published by Yes Yes Books in 2018. Her individual poems, essays, and fiction have appeared in journals such as Verse Daily, Smartish Pace, Barrelhouse & Diagram. She is currently earning her PhD in Literature from UT Dallas and working on her second full-length manuscript, written with the collaboration of members of the Waorani Nation of Ecuador. In addition to her writing, she is the founder and president of Fundación Warepo Beye, a non-profit organization which provides emergency medicine, medical supplies, educational supplies, and provisions to Waorani communites in crisis.
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