Lauren Hilger received a BA from New York University and an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. She is the author of Lady Be Good (CCM, 2016) and Morality Play (Poetry NW Editions, 2022). Named a Nadya Aisenberg Fellow in poetry from MacDowell, she has also received fellowships from the Hambidge Center and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She has hosted a monthly workshop and reading series at FRIEDAcommunity in Philadelphia since 2016, and her work has appeared in BOMB, Harvard Review, Kenyon Review, The Threepenny Review, Poetry Foundation's online archive, NEA's Poetry Out Loud, and elsewhere. She serves as a poetry editor for No Tokens.