[may-rah-kee] Greek

(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.


Sometimes life sucks. Poetry helps.


Ramblings about life, death, and everything in between.

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.

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