"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

karen craigoThis week meet the fabulous Karen Craigo. Karen is the author of the poetry collection No More Milk (Sundress Publications, 2016), as well as the forthcoming collection Passing Through Humansville (ELJ Publications, 2017). Her poetry and essays appear in numerous journals, and she is the author of two chapbooks,Someone Could Build Something Here (Winged City, 2013) and Stone for an Eye (Kent State/Wick, 2004).

Karen teaches writing in Springfield, Missouri.

Visit Karen’s Website

http://betterviewofthemoon.blogspot.com/

Get Karen’s Books!

No More Milk

https://squareup.com/store/sundress-publications/item/no-more-milk-by-karen-craigo-pre-order?square_lead=item_embed

Stone for an Eye

https://www.amazon.com/Stone-Eye-Wick-Poetry-Chapbook/dp/0873388038/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1471865341&sr=8-2&keywords=karen+craigo

Praise for No More Milk

Despite the seeming refusal implied by No More Milk, there’s vast generosity in these poems, a sense of holiness in even the smallest of gestures. Holy, but not numinous: these are embodied prayers, “in praise of what’s left/ and all the hands it has known,” the kind that makes you “bow beneath the burden of words.” There is a profound personal morality at stake for this poet who loves the people and things of this earth in all their itchy-butt blessedness, “the slugs/ as much as the lilacs,” who manages to sing like “the bird/ that has made us rise…/…yesterday’s anger/ reduced to syllables in the air.” Alleluia.
Heidi Czerwiec, author of Self-Portrait as Bettie Page and Sweet/Crude: A Bakken Boom Cycle

Read More from Karen Online

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/detail/41424

http://atticusreview.org/featured-poet-karen-craigo/

http://www.connotationpress.com/hoppenthaler-s-congeries/2015-08-19-18-45-41/january-2014/2166-karen-craigo-poetry

http://www.radarpoetry.com/issue-2-contributors/

https://asitoughttobe.com/2013/11/30/saturday-poetry-series-presents-karen-craigo/

http://www.barrelhousemag.com/blogall/2016/2/4/negative-creep-by-karen-craigo

http://www.diodepoetry.com/v7n3/content/craigo_k.html

http://www.tupeloquarterly.com/does-the-road-run-east-or-west-by-karen-craigo/

Interviews

https://sundresspublications.wordpress.com/2016/06/07/interview-with-karen-craigo/

http://www.rappahannockreview.com/interviews/rappahannock-review-contributor-spotlight-interview-with-karen-craigo/

http://mcblogs.montgomerycollege.edu/potomacreview/2015/08/13/duplicated-qa-with-poet-karen-craigo/

Happy Reading!

xo

Mary

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