Kari Wergeland

Poet

Author's Bio

Kari Wergeland, who hails from Davis, California, is a librarian and writer. She moved to Oregon at the age of 14 and eventually attended the University of Oregon, where she earned a B.A. in English. She also holds an M.L.S. in Librarianship from the University of Washington and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing with an emphasis in poetry from Pacific University. Her long library career has taken her into libraries up and down the West Coast. At some point in all of this, she served as a children’s book reviewer for The Seattle Times.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California (Scarlet Tanager Books, 2018)
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States of the Union (Mascot Books, 2018)
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Along the Shore: Poems of the Sea (Lost Tower Publications, 2017)
Chapbook:
Breast Cancer: A Poem in Five Acts (Finishing Line Press, 2018)
Journals: ,
Beatitude
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Caesura
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Cascadia Chronicle
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Chaffin Journal
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Cloudbank
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Crannóg
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Cyclamens and Swords
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Far Enough East
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Flint Hills Review
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Homestead Review
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Hummingbird
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I-70 Review
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Kindred
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Labletter
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Meat for Tea: The Valley Review
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Midwest Quarterly
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Mission at Tenth
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Pembroke Magazine
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Prick of the Spindle
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Rockhurst Review
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San Diego Poetry Annual
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The Alembic
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The Gap-Toothed Madness
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The Original Van Gogh’s Ear Anthology
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The Road Not Taken
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Tule Review
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Prizes won: 

Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition - Honorable Mention (sonnet prize); Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize - Finalist; New Millennium Writing Awards - Honorable Mention (poetry); Oregon Poetry Association Poet's Choice - Honorable Mention; Eric Hoffer Book Award - Finalist; Annual Artists Embassy International's Dancing Poetry Contest - 2nd Prize

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
White
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
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Last update: Aug 01, 2019