Karen Lepri

Writing Associate and Adjunct Instructor

Lepri's poetry, essays, and translations from Spanish have appeared in various national and international journals including 6x6, Aufgabe, Boston Review, Best New Poets, Chicago Review, Conjunctions, Lana Turner, Mandorla, Shearsman and online at Poetry Daily. She is the author of Fig. I (Horse Less Press, 2012) and Incidents of Scattering (Noemi, 2013). She teaches writing at Bard's Language & Thinking Program and is a Writing-Across-the-Curriculum fellow at Baruch College. Her writing interests include pedagogy, racial justice, modernism, poetry, and magic. She is currently working on a collection of essays which merge meditations on visual art, desire, and grief.

Education: B.A., Harvard University; M.Ed., University of Massachusetts; M.F.A. in Literary Arts/Poetry, Brown University, and Ph.D. in English at the Graduate Center-CUNY (in progress). 

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