Visual Poetry by Lauren Haldeman

Liberal, Kansas

Poem written by Jesse Nathan


Making a Baby

Poem written by Lauren Haldeman

Lauren Haldeman is the author of Instead of Dying (winner of the 2017 Colorado Prize for Poetry, Center for Literary Publishing, 2017), Calenday (Rescue Press, 2014) and the artist book The Eccentricity is Zero (Digraph Press, 2014). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Tin House, The Colorado Review, Fence, The Iowa Review and The Rumpus. A comic book artist and poet, she has taught in the U.S. as well as internationally, including a reading and lecture tour of South Africa sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. She has been a recipient of the 2015 Sustainable Arts Foundation Award, the Colorado Prize for Poetry and fellowships from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. You can find her online at


Photo: Ian Huebert

Jesse Nathan‘s poems appear in jubilat, the American Poetry ReviewZeek, and the Boston Review. He grew up on a wheat farm in Kansas and lives now in San Francisco. The poem “Liberal, Kansas” appears in The Believer Logger.




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