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Ann Lauterbach interviewed by Mark Doty

“I have a desire for people to understand horizontality as a very important way to live.”

–Ann Lauterbach

In this interview with Griffin Trustee Mark Doty, Ann Lauterbach reads and discusses her poem “Habitat” from Door, her 2024 Griffin Poetry Prize-shortlisted collection, published by Penguin Books. Lauterbach speaks about slowness, trust, turning inwards, looking at art, and reclaiming a sense of the miraculous. She laments how “the interior space seems to be increasingly erased in our life” and offers “horizontality as a very important way to live.”

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