Karen Greenbaum-Maya

Poet

Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: 
909.532.9939

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 & Prizes

Anthologies:
lunessence (Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2017)
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lunessence (Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2016)
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FEAST (Black Lawrence Press, 2013)
Book:
The Book of Knots and Their Untying (Aldrich Press, 2016)
Chapbooks:
Eggs Satori (Kattywompus Press, 2014)
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Burrowing Song (Kattywompus Press, 2013)
Journals:
Abyss & Apex
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B O D Y
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Blue Lyra Review
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Bohemia
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Centrifugal Eye
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Convergence
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Dinosaur Bees
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Dirty Napkin
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dotdotdash
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Flutter Poetry Journal
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Found Poetry Review
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Furnace Review
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Heron Tree
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In Posse Review
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Lilliput Review
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One Sentence Poems
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Otoliths
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Psychic Meatloaf
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Psychic Meatloaf- A Journal of
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Qarrtsiluni
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Quickly
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Red Lion Square
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Riverbabble
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RiverLit
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San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly
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Spring Harvest
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The Centrifugal Eye
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The Comstock Review
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The Furnace Review
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The Literary Bohemian
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The Road Not Taken
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Tiger's Eye
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Umbrella
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Unshod Quills
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Untamed Ink
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Viral Cat
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Women's Studies Quarterly
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

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Jewish
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English, French, German
Born in: 
Culver City
Raised in: 
Culver City, CA
California
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Last update: Nov 16, 2018