Lauren Baldwin completed her MFA in Fiction at Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2010 and her JD at the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1992. She is a Judicial Hearing Officer in the Family Court division of the Second Judicial District Court in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Lauren is the author of Pull the Lever, AROHO’s theme poem (alternative to a theme song), written in the middle of the night at Ghost Ranch during an AROHO retreat, and can be heard reading the poem here. Lauren has attended every AROHO retreat since its inception and is the retreat’s hospitality coordinator (the woman with wine and duct tape). She is a legal internet writer for Nolo, a legal publishing company. a maniacal knitter, is working on a novel, and also writes creative non-fiction and poetry. Sponsor of the Tillie Olsen Fellowship; Desert Delight contributor.