American Poet: Autumn: Karen Petersen

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Karen Petersen has travelled the world extensively, publishing poetry, short stories, and flash both nationally and internationally in a variety of literary publications. Her poems have been translated into Persian and Spanish, and she has been nominated for numerous prizes, most recently long-listed for the UK’s international Bridport Prize. She is the first person in the history of the Pushcart Prizes to receive nominations in all three categories of poetry, short story, and flash. This year, her chapbook, Trembling, won the Wil Mills Award, judged by Annie Finch, and her first volume of poetry, Twelve Cities, and Other Places, is forthcoming with the Able Muse Press. More information can be found here:


Karen introduces herself:

I’ve been writing for almost five decades, wearing a variety of hats: poet, editor, journalist, short story writer. As a poet, I made a decision a long time ago to…

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