Lauren K. Alleyne


MFA, Cornell University, 2006
MA, Iowa State University, 2002
BA, St. Francis College, 2001


Difficult Fruit (Peepal Tree Press, 2014)
Honeyfish (New Issues/Western Michigan University Press & Peepal Tree Press, 2019)


Green Rose Prize, New Issues Press, 2018
Philip Freund Alumni Prize for Excellence in Publishing, Cornell University, 2017
Split This Rock Poetry Prize, 2016
Picador Guest Professor of Creative Writing, University of Leipzig, Germany, 2015

(selected) Publications:

“Variations in Blue,” poem-a-day, April 2018
“Anthem,” “Gretel Advises America,” Ms. (Muse), April 2018
“Martin Luther King Jr. Mourns Trayvon Martin,” The Atlantic MLK Special Issue, Feb-May 2018

Areas of Specialization:

African American and Caribbean poetry
Social justice and human rights in Literature