Lauren Zuniga

Lauren Zuniga

 Utica, Michigan, USA
SoloSpoken WordComedy

Biography

* Move On called her one of the worlds' strongest voices in against the "war on women"

*Daily Kos called her "a voice that can change the game!"

* Top 10 most booked act at all 3 NACA conferences showcased so far.

Lauren Zuniga is an internationally touring poet and teaching artist. A three time national slam finalist and author of two award winning poetry collections, MoveOn. Org called her work, the most riveting message. Daily Kos called her a voice that can change the game. Born and raised in Oklahoma, she is the voice of Oklahoma City Community College's Now is Power campaign featured on television and radio. In 2012, she served as the Activist-In-Residence for the University of Oklahoma and was voted Best Local Author by the Oklahoma Gazette. Pank Magazine said, If imagery and language are the sea on which Zunigas poems sail, then her ability to reach the shared human experience is the boat in which she rides. She has shared stages with Andrea Gibson, Sarah Kay, Taylor Mali and Flaming Lips. She lives with her two kids in an artist collective named Clementine and likes to make art with old magazines and glue.

Discography

Full Length Poetry Collections:
The Nickel Tour, Penmanship Books, 2009
The Smell of Good Mud, Write Bloody Publishing, 2012

Chapbooks:
The Bliss Molds, 2007
Left Plains, 2010
Eat the Moon Slow, 2013

Spoken Word Albums:
The Nothing Becomes You, 2008
Receipts and Other Gentle Tallies of Debt, 2010

Set List

(set lists change depending on theme of event and needs of school, these are titles of poems that might be performed)

Opening
Worlds Tallest Hill
Energy Drinks
The Night We Plucked
Pep Talk for Girl Singers
Happiness is a Hot Mess
OK Lawmakers*
Small Enough To Fit
Eat the Moon Slow
Receipts
Retail Therapy
Lesson Plan
When The Veins Took Over
Acute Mountain Sickness
Love Poem for Self
Girl: Exploded
Being Mature and Other Gross Things
Benediction for Hustlers and Gardeners