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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  E'mon Lauren  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: , in


Illinois Connection

Lauren is from the South Side of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

E'mon Lauren is a Scorpio enthusiast and a firm believer in Dorthy Dandridge reincarnation. E'mon uses poetry and playwriting to explore a philosophy of hood womanism. She was named Chicago's first Youth Poet Laureate. A former Kuumba Lynx Performance Ensemble slam team member and Louder Than a Bomb champion, E'mon has performed in many venues including The Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Festival and The Chicago Hip Hop Theatre Fest. She was a 2016 finalist for The Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Award. E'mon has been published in The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop, The Down Dirty Word, and elsewhere. She has been featured in Chicago Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, and on WGN Radio. She is a member of Young Chicago Authors Teaching Artist Corps.


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Selected Titles At Your Library

Commando /
ISBN: 1608469433. OCLC Number: 1005536222

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