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Lauren Shakely

Name  Lauren Shakely
Role  Poet

Education  Denison University
Awards  Walt Whitman Award
Lauren Shakely Guilty bystander Lauren Shakely 9780394734934 Amazoncom Books
Books  Guilty Bystander, Victoria and Albert Address Book

Lauren Shakely (born 1948 Cleveland, Ohio) is an American poet, editor, and publisher.


Her grandfather was Federal Appeals Judge Warren L. Jones. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Denison University in 1970.

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Since the publication of this book, she has worked in the publishing industry for more than 20 years, holding senior editorial positions at Rizzoli, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Aperture, and ARTnews.

She is now senior vice president and the publisher of Clarkson Potter Publishing, a division of Random House, which publishes among others, Martha Stewart.

Her work appeared in Sulfur, Aperture,

She lives in Brooklyn.


  • 1977 Walt Whitman Award selected by poet Diane Wakoski
  • Reviews

    The contest judge, poet Diane Wakoski, said the work was a

    powerful and terrifying ironic vision of twentieth-century urban madness and the desire to survive it not by love, understanding, historic or mythic renewal by death, or even humor. But rather, by blinding wit, piercing irony and an uncompromising attention to truth.


    Lauren Shakely Wikipedia

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