Karen Head


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

Author's Bio

Karen Head is the author of Lost on Purpose (Iris Press, 2019), MOOCs and the Promises of Technology (UPNE, 2017, 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 & Prizes

Gathered: Contemporary Quaker Poets (Sundress Publications, 2013)
The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume V: Georgia (Texas Review Press, 2013)
Java Monkey Anthology: IV (Poetry Atlanta Press, 2012)
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)
Umpteen Ways of Looking at a Possum: Critical and Creative Responses to Everette Maddox (Xavier Review Press, 2006)
Knoxville Bound (Metropulse Publishing, 2004)
Breathing the Same Air (Celtic Cat Publishing, 2001)
Lost on Purpose (Iris Press, 2019)
MOOCs and the Promises of Technology (University Press of New England, 2017)
Teaching as a Human Experience: An Anthology of Poetry (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2015)
On Occasion: Four Poets, One Year (Poetry Atlanta Press, 2014)
Sassing (WordTech Communications, 2009)
My Paris Year (All Nations Press, 2008)
Shadow Boxes (All Nations Press, 2003)
Blue Fifth Review
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Connecticut River Review
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Ouroboros Review
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Women's Review of Books
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2008 Editors' Choice for Excellence in Poetry for My Paris Year

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Last update: Mar 12, 2019