Lara is the author of THRESHOLES


and The Somnambulist


. Her writing has appeared in AmantBOMB, Futurepoem, Fence, The Institute for Studies on Latin American Art, and elsewhere

She is the recipient of artist residencies and fellowships from MacDowell, Marble House Project, Shandaken: Storm King, Jentel, and Headlands Center for the Arts.

Lara holds a PhD in English from The Graduate Center, City University of New York. As a teaching artist, she gathers writers and artists working across the visual and performing arts under the umbrella of experimental practice. She has led writing workshops through Wendy’s Subway, The Poetry Project, and Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and regularly collaborates with other writers, artists, and cultural workers to develop public programs and image-text projects.  

She is a faculty member of the Creative Writing MFA program at Pacific Northwest College of Art. She also teaches in XE: Experimental Humanities and Social Engagement Master’s program at NYU. She divides her time between Minneapolis and New York. She was born in the Bronx.