Lauren Dixon’s creative work has appeared in INTER, Kadar Koli and Superficial Flesh. She's appeared as a featured reader in Word Space’s Writers in the Universities series and Sojourn’s Word Up! series, and was previously nominated for the Best New Poets of 2006 Anthology, published by Meridian. Dixon teaches creative writing at the University of Texas-Dallas and also conducts courses at Collin Community College in Plano, TX. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing-Poetry from Texas State University in San Marcos, and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Literary Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Still in publication: “echoes” (Diagram, 2009) “If You Can’t Take the Heat, Don’t Hire a Yeti” (Menacing Hedge, 2015) “Sheela of the Good Shepherd” (Three-Lobed Burning Eye, 2014) “Your Words are Your Life, Your Death” (BookLifeNow, 2013) The following works appeared in magazines no longer in print: “L’Autre Zone” “Double Dutch” “VOUS : ALLÉ” “Lessons in […]
Originally appeared in the.eeel, 2016 Shut up and show me the pumpkin spice By Lauren Dixon It’s a jack-o’-lantern slaughter-fest out there on the fifty-yard line, with the number one running back in the AFC Malcolm O’Leary carving out his glory. Wearing a pumpkin for a helmet and shoes carved out of sweet potatoes, O’Leary […]
Originally appeared in Extract(s), 2014 VOUS : ALLÉ by Lauren Dixon the truth lies tell in those birdshot veins wrecked sand in the lungs vous mourez? nous mourons? mourning spreads on the kitchen counter like ashes from lung-collapsed cigarettes and willful fucks cemented in bed vous gardez sueur vivant there it was swifting matches against […]
Originally published at Extract(s), 2014 When We Churn Up Gravel by Lauren Dixon Lock the cat in the blue suitcase—don’t let it out, don’t let it breathe. They plow up the backyard where we used to play kickball—now rows, rows, rows, rows of corn. In the midst of the subway’s tremble, creosote floats up and […]
Illustration by Galen Dara; Story and illustration originally published at Scape Magazine, January 2012 Double Dutch By Lauren Dixon The umbilical cord, once detached from the mother’s body, is supposed to dry up and fall apart, the placenta should be expelled and everyone should be happy on account of detachment. But not my mom. When […]