Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 6:00pm
Collected Works Bookstore welcomes Pocket Unit, a duo ensemble with local poet and artist Lauren Camp and bassist Paul Brown. Pocket Unit will present selections from Lauren's first collection of poetry, This Business of Wisdom. Published in 2010, the book harnesses playful, pointed language, and draws upon nature, music, dreams, and current events to explore the process of gaining one's place in the world. Lauren has also released a music/spoken word CD, "I Am and You Are," a collection of women's voices that examines the issues and experiences of being female.
Camp has performed at libraries, theaters, house concerts and cafes - frequently in collaboration with jazz and experimental musicians. She has worked with Theaterwork's company of poets and Tricklock Company to create multimedia performances of poetry. In addition to her personal creative pursuits, she is an engaged educator who teaches creative writing workshops through Santa Fe Community College, SITE Santa Fe, and the Georgia O'Keefe Museum. Lauren is also the host of "Audio Saucepan," a mix of eclectic music and poetry, which airs Sundays at 5PM on KSFR 101.1 FM.
Of Camp's performances, the late poet Richard Atkinson noted "she can be alternately as serious as a heart attack, or as humorous as a vaudevillian. Every face seems to hang on every word."