Karen Kelsay, native of Orange County, has been widely published over the past five years in poetry journals and anthologies. She is the Editor of Aldrich Press, and Alabaster Leaves Publishing, two small presses that publish mid-career poets. Her poetry has been nominated numerous times for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. She recently received the Fluvanna Prize (2012) from The Lyric (the oldest magazine in North America in continuous publication devoted to traditional poetry), and has been featured in The New Formalist and spotlighted in The Hypertexts. She was recently interviewed at The Poet’s Corner with Russell Bittner, and at A Motley Vision (an award winning blog devoted to exploring Mormon literature, criticism, publishing and marketing — plus film, theater, art, mu-sic, and pop and folk culture). Five of her poems have been included in the anthology: Fire in the Pasture: 21st Century Mormon Poets, which is comprised of eighty published Mormon poets from the past two decades—the first book of its kind in twenty years. Her most recent full length book, Dove on a Church Bench (Punkin House Press 2011), was followed by Lavender Song (Fortunate Childe Publications 2011). She is the Editor of the online poetry and art journal, Victorian Violet Press, and lives in Torrance, California.
Paperback: 58 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books/White Violet Press (September 8, 2012)