Lauren Hilger received a BA from New York University and an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. She is the author of Lady Be Good (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016.) Named the Nadya Aisenberg Fellow in Poetry from the MacDowell Colony, she is also the recipient of the Agha Shahid Ali Scholarship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and a fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her work has appeared in BOMB, Gulf Coast, Harvard Review Online, Kenyon Review Online, and The Massachusetts Review, among other journals. She serves as a poetry editor for No Tokens.