Lauren Eggert-Crowe was born and raised in rural Pensylvania. After a four year stint in the magical fairyland of Santa Cruz, where she lived so close to the ocean she could hear sea lions from her bedroom window, she relocated to Los Angeles to work as a freelance writer. She has written for Salon, The Rumpus, and L.A. Review of Books. Her poetry appears in Puerto Del Sol, So To Speak, DIAGRAM, Terrain.org, Water-Stone Review, Eleven Eleven, Maintenant, Interrupture, The Dirty Goat, Alligator Juniper, Ping Pong, and We Are So Happy To Know Something.
Her first poetry chapbook, In The Songbird Laboratory, is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press, Fall 2012. Her second poetry chapbook, The Exhibit, is forthcoming from Hyacinth Girl Press, Winter 2013. She is the author of the literary feminist 'zine, Galatea's Pants, which Microcosm Publishing named one of the Top 100 'Zines by Women in 2010, and which was featured in the textbook, Girls' Studies by Elline Lipkin. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from The University of Arizona.
She was voted Best Poet of Santa Cruz in the Santa Cruz Weekly Gold Awards in 2010 and 2011.