Lo que diría la esposa de Lot si no fuera columna de sal

I’m grateful for this Spanish version of my poem, “What Lot’s Wife Would Have Said (If She Wasn’t a Pillar of Salt)” translated by Jeremy Osner. For more of Jeremy’s tranlations check out his website.
Lo que diría

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Karen at the Hugo Lit Series

Hugo Literary Series: Must the Gun Always Fire? (And Other Rules of Writing)

I’m thrilled to be included in the Hugo Literary Series for Richard Hugo House. Here’s the idea: writers are commissioned to write work on a theme and … Read More

So Many Shows: Lit Crawl, Whidbey Island Writers Conference, Season of the Witch Tour!

This week is busting open!

Thursday I’ll be reading with some Seattle poetry greats during the Lit Crawl in Seattle. Poetry at Poco: Love, Addiction, and Owls
Poco Wine + Spirits, 1408 E Pine St.
Susan Rich (The Alchemist’s Kitchen) … Read More

The Nature of Words

I’m happy to announce that I will be a faculty member for The Nature of Words festival in November in Central Oregon. Other guest authors include: Jim Lynch, Lawson Inada, Ellen Waterston, James Prosek and Emily Carr. More information Read More

Our Youngstown Open House

We had an amazing open house this weekend at my artist colony, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. Open studios and performances were followed by a fire show in the parking lot and an “Under the Sea” themed dance party. I … Read More

Hey, thanks Frederick News Post!

My hometown newspaper, The Frederick News Post, did a sweet article about my debut novel, The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door. It feels so good to be recognized by the place where I grew up. One thing I’ve … Read More

Bumbershoot & Muzzle

Bumbershoot & Muzzle is not a new high end maker of bicycling clothes. Muzzle is a fantastic literary magazine and I have a new poem published in the newest edition. Read “The Owl Cycle” here. 


“Park V (jade)” by Molly

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COME OUT THIS WEDNESDAY for a free workshop with me!


Geeking Out: Teen Poetry Workshop with Karen Finneyfrock
July 24, 2013, 6:30 PM

Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center
16600 NE 80th St Redmond, WA 98052
Come geek out with us … Read More

Pink Door Poetry Conference

I’ve just gotten home from the Pink Door Women’s Poetry Retreat in Rochester, NY and I’ve been changed by it forever.

The three-day retreat consisted of workshops, moderated discussions, Poetry & Pie readings, mosquitoes, tents, torrential rain, tears, pantoums, revelations, … Read More

The Strangest of Theatres: Poets Writing Across Borders



I have a brief interview included in a new book from the Poetry Foundation and McSweeney’s. In the book I talk about being a Cultural Envoy through the US State Department to perform and teach about poetry in Read More