Place of birth
Trinidad and Tobago
Place of residence
United States of America
National identity
Trinidad and Tobago
United States of America

Lauren K. Alleyne

Short biography
Lauren K. Alleyne hails from the twin island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. Her fiction, poetry and non-fiction have been widely published in journals and anthologies, including The Atlantic, Ms.Muse, Women's Studies Quarterly, Interviewing the Caribbean, The Crab Orchard Review, among many others. Her debut collection, Difficult Fruit, was published in February 2014 by Peepal Tree Press, and her second collection, Honeyfish, is published in July 2019.

Her work has been awarded many honors, most recently, The Phillip Freund Alumni Prize for Excellence in Publishing from Cornell University, the 2016 Split This Rock Poetry Prize,  the Picador Guest Professorship in Literature at the University of Leipzig, Germany, and a 2014 Iowa Arts Council Fellowship.

Alleyne currently resides in Virginia, USA, where she is Assistant Director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center and an Associate Professor of English at James Madison University.