Lauren Yates is a Philadelphia-based poet and a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. While at Penn, Lauren directed its premier performance poetry collective The Excelano Project. In 2012, she coached Penn's slam poetry team to third place at the Wade-Lewis Poetry Slam Invitational.
Lauren's work has appeared in APIARY, Emerge, Eunoia, FRiGG, Marco Polo, The Bakery, and The Legendary. In addition to writing poetry, Lauren enjoys baking quiche, belly dancing, and pontificating on the merits of tentacle erotica. "Epiphanies, Unnoticed" is her first book.