Spotlight: “Senator” by Lauren Haldeman


How much clarity do we have in our understanding of reality? What faults exist in our perception of the world? And what does a Senator really do for us? “Senator” is part of a series of poetry-comics based on work from Lauren Haldeman’s recent collection Instead of Dying, which won the 2017 Colorado Prize for Poetry.


Lauren Haldeman is the author of Instead of Dying (winner of the 2017 Colorado Prize for Poetry, Center for Literary Publishing), Calenday (Rescue Press, 2014) and the artist book The Eccentricity Is Zero (Digraph Press, 2014). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Tin House, The Colorado Review, Fence, The Iowa Review, and The Rumpus. Her books are available at the Center for Literary Publishing and Rescue Press. You can find her online at More from this author →