Readings in Contemporary Poetry

Friday, May 1, 1998
548 West 22nd Street, NYC, 7:00pm

Karen Volkman

Karen Volkman was born in Miami. Her first book of poems, Crash’s Law (Norton, 1996) was selected for the National Poetry Series by Heather McHugh. Her poems have appeared in The Paris Review, American Poetry Review, Partisan Review, and the 1996 and 1997 editions of The Best American Poetry. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo. Karen Volkman has reviewed books for The Harvard Review, The Boston Review, and The Voice Literary Supplement. She teaches creative writing at New York University and works with Teachers & Writers Collaborative teaching poetry in the public schools. She lives in Brooklyn, and spent Spring 1998 in residence at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France.