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GCC Book Club: In Old Sky

Join former Astronomer in Residence Lauren Camp for a discussion about her new book of poems, all inspired by her time at Grand Canyon.

  • April 23, 2024
  • 5:00PM–6:00PM MST
  • Zoom Webinar
  • Register
Milky Way at Grand Canyon by Imma Barrera

Join us on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. MST, for our virtual Book Club event with Lauren Camp, New Mexico Poet Laureate and author of In Old Sky. Lauren Camp was selected as the fourth Astronomer in Residence at Grand Canyon National Park where she spent a month exploring the park’s pristine natural darkness and night phenomena, as well as the vast power of the canyon itself. In Old Sky grew out of that experience. This is the first poetry book published by Grand Canyon Conservancy. It includes color photos across and into the canyon and out to the cosmos, as well as an epic poem assembled from hundreds of responses by Grand Canyon visitors during the month of Camp’s residency.

This captivating book is available for purchase here.

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Lauren Reflection

Lauren Camp

Lauren Camp currently serves as Poet Laureate of New Mexico. She is the author of seven other books. Her honors include a Dorset Prize and finalist citations for the Arab American Book Award, Housatonic Book Award, and Adrienne Rich Award. Camp is a 2023 Academy of American Poets Laureate fellow and an emeritus fellow for Black Earth Institute. She was Astronomer in Residence at Grand Canyon National Park in 2022. In addition, her work has been supported by Lowell Observatory, Denver Botanic Gardens, the Taft-Nicholson Center, and other organizations. Her poems have appeared in Kenyon Review, Narrative, and Poet Lore, and anthologized in Worth More Standing, 43 Poems for People Who Don’t Read Poetry, and The Ecotone Almanac. Her work has been translated into Mandarin, Turkish, Spanish, French, and Arabic.