Took House is a disquieting book about intimate relationships and what is seen and hidden. In vulnerable poems of obsession, Camp places motivation deep in the background, following instead a chain reaction between pain and pleasure. Boundaries shift between reality and allegory. Blame, power and disorder hover, unsettling what we know of love.
Lauren Camp is the author of five books of poems, including Took House (2020) and One Hundred Hungers (2016). She received the Dorset Prize and finalist citations for the Arab American Book Award and the New Mexico- Arizona Book Award. She came to poetry while working as a visual artist, a career she has since left behind. Camp lives in New Mexico, where she teaches creative writing to people of all ages.