Karen Greenbaum-Maya

Claremont, CA 91711

Author's Bio

I grew up asking inconvenient questions based on the discrepancy between what people said and what I observed. I continued asking these questions as a psychologist, and I ask them today as a poet, writing about what strikes me as unsaid. Steering Committee, Fourth Sundays, a monthly poetry series in Claremont, California. Organizer of Garden of Verses, an annual poetry event comprising some 60 poets, at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden in Claremont, California.

Publications and Prizes

The Book of Knots and Their Untying
(Aldrich Press, 2016)
(Black Lawrence Press, 2013)
, lunessence
(Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2016)
, lunessence
(Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2017)
Abyss & Apex, B O D Y, Blue Lyra Review, Bohemia, Centrifugal Eye, Conclave: A Journal of Character, Convergence, Dinosaur Bees, Dirty Napkin, dotdotdash, Flutter Poetry Journal, Found Poetry Review, Furnace Review, Heron Tree, In Posse Review, Inlandia: A Literary Journey, Lilliput Review, Measure, Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, Naugatuck River Review, New Verse News, Off the Coast, One Sentence Poems, Otoliths, Parody, Poemeleon, Psychic Meatloaf, Psychic Meatloaf- A Journal of , Qarrtsiluni, Quickly, Red Lion Square, Redheaded Stepchild, right hand pointing, Riverbabble, RiverLit, San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, Spank the Carp, Spring Harvest, The Centrifugal Eye, The Comstock Review, The Furnace Review, The Literary Bohemian, The New Verse News, The Road Not Taken, The Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Three Line Poetry, Tiger's Eye, Umbrella, Unshod Quills, Untamed Ink, Viral Cat, Waccamaw, Women's Studies Quarterly
Burrowing Song
(Kattywompus Press, 2013)
, Eggs Satori
(Kattywompus Press, 2014)
Prizes Won: 
Finalist of Note, Puddinghouse Publications 2010 Chapbook Contest. Honorable Mention, Comstock Review, 2013, "Real Poem." Nominated for Pushcart Prize in 2010 and 2014. Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial competition, 2016, Special Merit.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
In Gratitude by Jenny Diski
Sex with Shakespeare by Jillian Keenan
Gaudy Night (again) by Dorothy L. Sayers

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

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Fluent in: 
English, French, German
Born in: 
Culver City
Raised in: 
Culver City, CA
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Last updated: Oct 15, 2016