Karen Loeb

Poet, Fiction Writer

Eau Claire, WI

Author's Bio

Karen Loeb grew up in Chicago and has lived in Wisconsin since 1988, while traveling and living in Japan and China several times. Her poem "In the Science Museum" and her short story "The Walk to Makino" won the Wisconsin People and Ideas poetry and fiction contests in 2014 and 2016, and her story "Cantaloupe" won an Editors Choice Award in Carve Magazine. She is Eau Claire Wisconsin's current writer in residence (2018-2020).

Publications & Prizes


"What is Discarded" in OWNERSHIP (Imagination & Place Press, 2010)
Jump Rope Queen & Other Stories (New Rivers Press, 1993)
Buffalo Carp
Crania OnLine
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Philosophical Mother
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Widener Review


Alberto Tells Us About Walnuts (Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, 2013)
Two-Piece Suite--Lake Michigan 1963 (Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, 2012)
Walking Jiaou-Jiaou With My Daughter; The Children of the White Swan; Singing Hallelujah; Someone Told Our Daughter a Story About Ducks; Before Our Daughter Learns English; Customs--all in SHIFTING BALANCE SHEETS (Wising Up Press, 2011)
Baseball Prose Poem (Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, 2011)
In the Back Yard Crows Gather in WHAT'S NATURE GOT TO DO WITH ME? (Native West Press, 2011)
Zippers in TOUCHING (Fearless Books, 2011)
100 Percent Pure Florida Fiction (University of Florida Press, 2000)
If I Had a Hammer (Papier-Mache Press, 1990)
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Florida English Journal
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Nerve Cowboy
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Spillway Magazine
Terracotta Typewriter
Third Wednesday
Verse Wisconsin
Prizes won: 

PEN Syndicated Fiction Awards (2); Wisconsin Arts Board Fellowship; Muse and Triad Prizes from Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets; Fiction Contest first place 2014 Wisconsin People & Ideas; Editor's Choice Award 2014 Carve Magazine; Poetry Contest first place 2016 Wisconsin People and Ideas; radio interview: http://www.wpr.org/listen/954656 click on 18:53 minutes for beginning

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Adults, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers, Veterans
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Chicago, IL
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Last update: May 03, 2019