About Me


Karen L. George is author of five chapbooks, most recently an ekphrastic collaborative chapbook, Frame and Mount the Sky (Finishing Line Press, 2017), and two poetry collections from Dos Madres Press, Swim Your Way Back (2014) and A Map and One Year (2018). She is the recipient of grants from Kentucky Foundation for Women and Kentucky Arts Council. Her work appears or is forthcoming in South Dakota Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Adirondack Review, Louisville Review, Naugatuck River Review, SWWIM, The Ekphrastic Review, Heron Tree, Verse Daily, Still: The Journal, and elsewhere.


She earned bachelor degrees in English and Computer Science, and an MFA in Writing. She worked for 25 years as a computer programmer/analyst for an international insurance company. She reviews poetry and interviews poets at the blog Poetry Matters, and is co-founder and fiction editor of the online journal Waypoints.

She enjoys photography and visiting museums, cemeteries, historic river towns, mountains, parks, and gardens.





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