Muriel Karr


Author's Bio

B.A., Reed College - French major, German minor; M.A., Indiana University, French literature. Taught French at Indiana Univ Northwest, Gary; French and German, Univ of Maine, Orono; former Acting Head, Dept of For. Langs., Univ of Maine, Farmington. Attended Napa Valley Writers Conf 1983-86; Community of Writers Poetry Conf [formerly 'Squaw Valley' Writers Conf] 1987, 1988, 2015; Foothill Writers Conf 1989-2001; Blue Flower Arts, Florida 2010; Healing Art of Writing, Dominican Univ 2010.

Publications & Prizes

Toward Dawn (Bellowing Ark Press, 2002)
Shape of Pear (Bellowing Ark Press, 1996)
Membrane (BGS Press, 1994)
Prizes won: 

Fulbright Scholar; Woodrow Wilson Fellow

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Ordinary Psalms by Julia Levine, tiny beautiful things by Cheryl Strayed, Sex Death Enlightenment [A True Story] by Mark Matousek, Festival Days by Jo Ann Beard, So Long, See You Tomorrow by William Maxwell, In Which I Forgive the River by Charlotte Muse

More Information

Identifies as: 
Feminist, French, Italian American, Scotch-Irish American
Fluent in: 
English, French
Born in: 
Lowell, MA
Raised in: 
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Last update: May 23, 2021