Laura Camp is a poet, writer and educator based in Santa Fe, NM. A long-time public radio producer, Lauren hosts “Audio Saucepan,” a spicy mash of border-defying jazz, Americana, contemporary classical and world music with interpretive readings of contemporary poetry.
Her new collection explores the lives of a first-generation Arab-American girl and her Jewish-Iraqi parent. One Hundred Hungers tells overlapping stories of food and ritual, immigration and adaptation, evoking Baghdad in the 1940s at a time when tensions began to emerge along ethnic and religious lines. She also draws upon memories of Sabbath dinners in America to reveal how family culture persists.