(n.) To do something with soul, creativity, or love; to put something of yourself into your work.
Lauren Klitzke is a poet and storyteller who runs on espresso, anxiety, and inappropriate humor. Her work takes a a look at the darker microcosm of life. She is an extreme introvert who writes to escape, cope, and find a deeper meaning to her place in the world.
Lauren has been around books her whole life—first as an avid reader, then a bookseller for more than a decade, and now as the evening supervisor of a university library. When she’s not writing she’s reading, taking pictures, exploring twisting side streets, spending time alone with her thoughts, and let’s me honest, binge-watching Netflix. Her past lives include research intern, sled dog trainer, historical re-enactor, deputy registrar, Marian shrine volunteer, and freelance graphic designer.
She currently lives with her husband in western Wisconsin, in the shadows of the bluffs along the Mississippi River.