Karen Head

School of Literature, Media, and Communication Georgia Tech
Atlanta, GA 30332-0165

Author's Bio

Karen Head is the author of Sassing (WordTech Press, 2009), My Paris Year (All Nations Press, forthcoming September 2008) and Shadow Boxes (All Nations Press, 2003). Her poetry has appeared in a number of journals and anthologies. As a scholar of contemporary American poetry, she has begun to explore the connections between traditional text-based poetry and digitally-enhanced poetry, an exploration that involves her in a number of projects being conducted in the Wesley Center for New Media at Georgia Tech. Her digital poetry was featured at the E-Poetry 2007 festival in Paris. Her most recent digital project was a collaborative exquisite corpse created via Twitter with 12 other poets; “Monumental” was detailed in a TIME online mini-documentary. In July 2016, she became the new editor of the Atlanta Review.

Publications and Prizes

My Paris Year
(All Nations Press, 2008)
, On Occasion: Four Poets, One Year
(Poetry Atlanta Press, 2014)
, Sassing
(WordTech Communications, 2009)
, Teaching as a Human Experience: An Anthology of Poetry
(Cambridge Scholars Press, 2015)
Breathing the Same Air
(Celtic Cat Publishing, 2001)
, Gathered: Contemporary Quaker Poets
(Sundress Publications, 2013)
, Java Monkey Anthology: IV
(Poetry Atlanta Press, 2012)
, Knoxville Bound
(Metropulse Publishing, 2004)
, The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume V: Georgia
(Texas Review Press, 2013)
, Umpteen Ways of Looking at a Possum: Critical and Creative Responses to Everette Maddox
(Xavier Review Press, 2006)
, We Don't Stop Here
(Private Press, 2008)
, We Don't Stop Here: An Anthology of Poems Inspired by David Lynch's Mulholland Drive
(Private Press, 2008)
Blue Fifth Review, Burnside Review, Cafe Solo, Chattahoochee Review, Connecticut River Review, Cortland Review, Flashquake, New Millennium Writings, Ouroboros Review, Plainsongs, Poets & Artists, Prairie Schooner, Redactions, Southeast Review, Southern Humanities Review, War, Literature & the Arts, Women's Review of Books
Shadow Boxes
(All Nations Press, 2003)
Prizes Won: 
2008 Editors' Choice for Excellence in Poetry for My Paris Year

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Last updated: Jun 21, 2016