Lauren Russell: Hunt for the Unicorn

Lauren Russell is the author of the chapbooks Dream-Clung, Gone (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2012) and The Empty-Handed Messenger (Goodbye Better, 2009). She is an M.F.A. student at the University of Pittsburgh, where she also teaches writing and serves as a poetry editor of Hot Metal Bridge. This poem was originally published as the short-run, physical pamphlet Boog Reader 10: Hunt for the Unicorn (Boog Literature, 2013). To purchase your own signed copy, email Boog editor David Kirschenbaum (

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