Interview With Poet Lauren Gordon

If you have never read Nancy Drew, start now, it is a wonderful series. This twist on it from Lauren Gordon is a hit.

Rattle & Pen is thrilled to support the newest publication by one of our own contributors–Lauren Gordon’s collection of poetry Keen (publication information below). Here, we offer you a brief interview with Lauren about the collection, her writing process, and where she’s headed next.

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Keen, by Lauren Gordon, Horse Less Press, December 2014

http://horselesspress.org/2014/12/15/new-chapbooks-by-judith-roitman-and-lauren-gordon/

This is such an interesting concept for a collection of poetry. Can you talk about how you composed this collection? Did you have Nancy Drew in mind from the start, or did the connection to the character emerge slowly as you wrote individual poems?

Thank you. When I left my MFA program in 2010, I was a little burned out on writing formal, pastoral poems, which was my bag at the time. I had the idea to write a series of poems about Nancy Drew and the mystery of family that would maybe loosely…

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