photo by Linda Parrott

Lauren Turner is a writer and musician in Nashville, TN where she plays music solo (Lou Turner) and in the band Styrofoam Winos.

Her record Songs for John Venn (SPINSTER, re-issued on vinyl in 2021 by Centripetal Force) was called “quietly imaginative” by NPR and “some kind of low-key masterpiece” by Aquarium Drunkard.

Shape Note Singing (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press) is Turner’s debut chapbook of poems and an essay. Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Entropy, OEI, Hobart, EcoTheo, and elsewhere. Her interviews and reviews have appeared in Chapter 16, Aquarium Drunkard, Women’s Review of Books, and The East Nashvillian. She is an MFA candidate in poetry at Randolph College’s low-residency program.