Michele Karas


Author's Bio

Michele Karas holds an MFA from CUNY - The City College of New York, where she was the 2016 recipient of the The Jerome Lowell Dejur Award in Creative Writing. A 2019 finalist for the 92Y Rachel Wetzsteon Poetry Prize, Michele's poems have appeared in the Mid-American Review, Northern Virginia ReviewSan Diego Poetry Annual: Best Poems of San Diego 2019Alaska Quarterly Review, Thrush, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. She lives in New York City, where she writes content for a global television network and edits poetry for the online poetry journal The Night Heron Barks.

Publications & Prizes

San Diego Poetry Annual: Best Poems of San Diego (San Diego Poets Press, 2019)
The Americas Poetry Anthology (Artepoética Press, 2015)
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Slice Magazine
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Tinderbox Poetry Journal
Prizes won: 

The Jerome Lowell Dejur Award in Creative Writing, CCNY (2016)
Two-time SLICE “Bridging the Gap” Nonfiction Award (2015 and 2014)
The Stark Poetry Award, CCNY (2014)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Frank O’Hara Mark Strand Rita Dove Mary Ruefle Louise Glück Sylvia Plath Diane Seuss W. S. Merwin
What I'm reading now: 
The Clearing by Allison Adair, Divina is Divina by Jack Wiler, Took House by Lauren Camp

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Born in: 
Chicago, IL
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San Diego, CA
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Last update: Sep 15, 2020