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 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.