Fabulous night at KGB Bar. My fellow readers knocked me out with their brilliance and sensitivity:
Mary McLaughlin Slechta, Janet Hamill, Ted Jonathan, Hala Alyan, John Duncan Talbird and John J. Trause.
Karen's debut collection of poetry, "Crossing Pleasure Avenue," is forthcoming from Indolent Books, April 2018. Her work has been published in numerous journals and nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize. She has been featured reader for Leah Umansky's Couplet series, for great weather for MEDIA and for Pete's Big Salmon Poetry Series. In 2013, her play "The Old In-and-Out" sold out four shows at Stage Left Studio Theater in NYC. Directed by Kat Georges of Three Rooms Press, the play was adapted from poetry of Karen Hildebrand and Madeline Artenberg. Recently Karen had the honor of editing (with Julie Bruck) "When My Heart Goes Dark, I Turn the Porch Light On," a posthumous collection by Jane Underwood, (Blue Light Press, 2017). Karen lives in Brooklyn and works as chief content officer for Dance Magazine.
Photo by Jane Underwood
"Drought," published by decomP magazinE, May 2015 with audio.
Interview on Writer's Santuarywith poets Jane Ormerod and Joan Gelfand, 5-27-11, includes readings of "Booty Call," "Hazard," and more. Note: "Booty Call" begins at the 6 minute mark of this rather long session.
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"A History of Feminism" great weather for MEDIA 2017 anthology (forthcoming)
"The Day the Widows Hijack the C Train," "Sucker Punch Hangover," "B Movie Fashion on the Red Carpet," "Ode to My Bunion," "Year of the Monkey" Boog City Reader (forthcoming)
"Steve Bannon Visits the White House" What Rough Beast, Indolent Books
"Benefits (in the voice of Kellyanne Conway)" Maintenant 11, Three Rooms Press (forthcoming)