About Author: Karen Kelsay

Karen Kelsay is a native Californian, who grew up along the Pacific—that should explain her love for writing poetry about the sea. She attended college in Anchorage, Alaska, where she studied art and history, and then devoted much time to traveling, for leisure and the sake of gathering impressions for writing poetry. She has many favorite poets, although her poetry has not been influenced by anyone in particular, she leans toward traditional forms. Karen is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and has written five chapbooks: A Fist of Roots (Pudding House Press 2009), Somewhere Near Evesham (The New Formalist Press 2009), Song of the Bluebell Fairy (Pudding House Press 2010), In Spite of Her (Flutter Press 2010), Buttercup Garden (Victorian Violet Press 2010). Her newest book: Dove on a Church Bench, is due to be published April 2011 by Punkin House Press.

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