The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: Lauren Eggert-Crowe’s “The Exhibit”


The exhibit is multimedia. In this room, a film on the wall. Looped. You watch her mouth
move. It is a dark hook, it is a hole you wish would fall into you. For the purposes of this
exhibit: a ghost is a dead but-not-dead memory. You watch her mouth move, helpless,
your heart a towed car. In the film, the other girl hitches her other winch to her steel
memories: heaviest love: velocity burnt out. There are still ghosts in this exhibit, but they
are driving home now. A song you remember later and assign to this moment. An engine
you disconnect. The other window wants to be this window. The girls leave the room.

This selection comes from Lauren Eggert-Crowe’s chapbook The Exhibit, available from Hyacinth Girl Press. Purchase your copy here!

Lauren Eggert-Crowe is the author of three poetry chapbooks: The Exhibit (Hyacinth Girl Press 2013), In the Songbird Laboratory (Dancing Girl Press 2013) and Rungs, collaboratively written with Margaret Bashaar (Grey Book Press 2015). Her writing has appeared in Sixth Finch, DIAGRAM, The Rumpus, Salon, The Millions, L.A. Review of Books, Interrupture, and Springgun, among others. She has an MFA from the University of Arizona and lives in Los Angeles. Find her at or follow her on twitter @laureggertcrowe.

Jennifer Hanks is the author of the forthcoming chapbooks Prophet Fever (Hyacinth Girl Press) and The Unsteady Planet(Instar Books), a collaboration with illustrator Julie Herndon. Her work has appeared in Arcadia, Ghost Ocean Magazine, Muzzle, Menacing Hedge, PANK, and other journals. She writes an ongoing column, Disorder Reigns, for Arcadia‘s online sundries blog. She is an MFA candidate at the University of New Orleans.

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