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Pearl L. Karrer

Author's Bio

A former microbiologist from Cornell working on cancer research in California, I now teach piano, exhibit art in juried shows and write poetry. I am an editor and proof reader for the California Quarterly, a poetry journal in its 40th year.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Weathering (Slapering Hol Press, 1993)
Anthologies:
Child of my Child (Gelles-Cole Literary Enterprises, 2010), Tree Magic: Nature's Antennas (SunShine Press Publications, 2005), Hello, Goodbye (July Literary Press, 2004), Knowing Stones: Poems of Exotic Places (John Gordon Burke Publications, 2000)
Journals:
Artword Quarterly, Bayou, Berkeley Poetry Review, Black Buzzard Review, Buckle &, Burning Cloud Review, Caesura, California Quarterly, Clackamas Literary Review, Coffee & Chicory, Concrete Wolf, Devil's Millhopper, Dexter Review, GAIA, Green Fuse, Ibis, International Poetry Review, Into the Teeth of the Wind, Jabberwock Review, Liberty Hill Poetry Review, MacGuffin, Manzanita Quarterly, New Voices, Northern Contours, Pacific Coast Journal, Poets On, Red Owl, Red Wheelbarrow, Runes: A Review of Poetry, Slant: A Journal of Poetry, Steam Ticket, Sunrust, The Lucid Stone, Visions International, Whetstone, White Pelican Review
Prizes:
The Thorn Fence (poems of Africa) published by Finishing Line Press 2008

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Jacobson's Organ & the Remarkable Nature of Smell by Lyall Watson, A Natural History of Seeing by Simon Ings, Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks, Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer, In the Body of Our Lives by Jeanne Wagner
Favorite Books:
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Everglades:River of Grass by Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Pablo Neruda Absence & Presence by Luis Poirot
Favorite Authors:
Ellery Akers, e.e.cummings, Lisel Mueller, T.S. Eliot, Denise Levertov

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Listing last updated: July 7, 2011

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
MT

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