She is the recipient of artist residencies from MacDowell, 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 PhD in English from The Graduate Center, City University of New York. She has led writing workshops through Wendy’s Subway, The Poetry Project, and Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
A former editor of Triple Canopy, Lara recently coedited Darrel Ellis
. She teaches in XE: Experimental Humanities and Social Engagement Master’s program at NYU. She divides her time between Minneapolis and New York.