Discipline: Literature – poetry

Lara Mimosa Montes

Discipline: Literature – poetry
Region: Brooklyn Center, MN
MacDowell Fellowships: 2023

Lara Mimosa Montes is a writer, editor, and teaching artist whose practice and experiences span the fields of alternative publishing and experimental writing. She is the author of THRESHOLES (2020) and The Somnambulist (2016). Her writing has appeared in Amant, BOMB, Futurepoem, Fence, the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art, and elsewhere.

She is the recipient of residencies from Marble House Project, Shandaken: Storm King, Jentel, and Headlands Center for the Arts. In 2018, she was awarded a CantoMundo Fellowship as well as a McKnight Fellowship in poetry.

Lara holds a Ph.D. in English from The Graduate Center, City University of New York. She recently coedited Darrel Ellis (2021). A former editor of Triple Canopy and programs administrator at the Jerome Foundation, she currently teaches in XE: Experimental Humanities and Social

Engagement Master’s program at NYU. In 2024, she will begin teaching in the M.F.A. creative writing program at Pacific Northwest College of Art.

At MacDowell, she worked on her first novel.

Portrait by Venn Daniel



Lara Mimosa Montes worked in the Mansfield studio.

The Helen Coolidge Mansfield Studio was donated by graduates of the Mansfield War Service Classes for Reconstruction Aides. Helen Mansfield helped found the New York MacDowell Club. The small, shingled frame structure with stone foundation was originally fronted on the west side by a neat white picket fence and gate, a garden, and a stone pathway…

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