We are the community we support. NY bound or across other state lines, we will always believe in our students, keep in touch, and heck, love sharing their amazing poems. We are happy to post Lauren’s wonderful poem “The Coffee Gallery.” About Lauren, she lives in St. Paul, MN and works as a garden coordinator for a food justice organization and edits poetry for Whistling Shade. She has a BA in anthropology from Reed College and Bob Dylan lyrics tattooed proudly across her left forearm. Her nonfiction has appeared in City Limits, Brooklyn The Borough and Grist and her poetry in Keep This Bag Away From Children.