Poetry. “In her new, bold poems in A MAP AND ONE YEAR, to feel the energy run beneath the poetic 'found-ness' of language is to behold Karen George’s pure, wise vision. George splices, stretches, and sculpts texts as wide-ranging as poems by Dickinson, Neruda, and Transtromer to prose by Joyce, Frida Kahlo, and others to cultivate poems rich in dreamscape. The oddities and surprises that rise from this strange, beautiful lyricism possess us. For George, this became a rapturous adventure in linguistic play, and we become rapt participants in her discoveries. It is a transcendent collection not to be missed.”
— Jeffrey Hillard
Karen George is author of five chapbooks, and three poetry collections from Dos Madres Press: SWIM YOUR WAY BACK (2014), A MAP AND ONE YEAR (2018), and WHERE WIND TASTES LIKE PEARS (2021). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Adirondack Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, I-70 Review, Salamander, Sheila-Na-Gig Online, Ekphrastic Review, and Heron Tree. She reviews poetry and interviews poets at Poetry Matters.
Author City: FLORENCE, KY USA