Karen Glenn lives in Carbondale, Colorado. Her poems have appeared in Poetry Northwest as well as Cream City Review, Nimrod, Seattle Review, Southern Humanities Review, National Forum, Water-Stone, Chattahoochie Review, Cricket (the children’s magazine), and many others. North American Review nominated her for a Pushcart Prize. She has been a finalist in the Four Ways Books poetry book contest and the Center for Book Arts poetry chapbook contest. She read her poem Night Shift on NPR’s All Things Considered. Her poetry collection, Night Shift, will be available from Amazon in September 2012. You can read more of her poetry at her website.

Professionally, she has been the writer for the newspaper-in-education program for Parade Magazine. She was also the judge of PARADE’s annual teen poetry contest. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of several magazines for Scholastic, the educational publisher. Scholastic has published two of her mini-novels in its Reading 180 program. Her feminist gothic novel, Master of Greystone, was published by Berkley, and she has had articles in magazines from Living Fit and McCalls to Seventeen, Aspen Magazine and Mademoiselle. She is also a photographer; her work can be seen at

A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Karen also holds a Masters of Library Science from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. In San Diego, she served as a poet-in-the-schools and was a co-founder of the poetry magazine, Antenna.