Karen Lepri's (B.A., Harvard University; M.Ed., University of Massachusetts; M.F.A. in Literary Arts/Poetry, Brown University; PhD in English, the Graduate Center-CUNY) poetry, essays, and translations from Spanish have appeared in various national and international journals. Her writings on pedagogy have appeared in Albeit and Feminist Spaces. She is the author of the poetry collections Incidents of Scattering (Noemi Press, 2013) and Fig. I (Horse Less Press, 2012). Her recent research and writing interests include the history of the concept of magic in relation to concepts of race, maternal ambivalence, and individuation post-Earth. She has been the winner of the Noemi Poetry Contest and the American Academy of Poets, Weston, Kim Ann Astark Memorial, and Francis Mason Harris prizes for poetry. She lives in New York City and teaches at NYU's Expository Writing Program and Bard College's Language & Thinking program and the Institute for Writing & Thinking.