Karen Dennison

Poet and artist

About Karen

Karen’s pamphlet Of Hearts is available now from Broken Sleep Books. She is author of two collections – The Paper House (Hedgehog Poetry Press, 2019) and Counting Rain (Indigo Dreams, 2012). Karen is editor and publisher of the pamphlets Book of Sand, Blueshift (longlisted for the Saboteur Awards 2016) and Free-fall. She collaborated with the poet Valerie Morton on the pamphlet Still Born. She provided accompanying photographs and cover artwork for Abegail Morley’s pamphlet The Memory of Water and has designed and provided artwork for a number of book covers. Karen is co-editor of and cover designer for Against the Grain Poetry Press.

Karen’s poems have been published widely in magazines and in a number of anthologies, including: poetry wivenhoe 2011, Heart Shoots, From the City to the Saltings, so too have the doves gone, The Chronicles of Eve, ornith-ology, Stone’s Throw, Full Moon & Fox Glove, Troubadour, Ver Poets 2017 Competition and Towards the Light. Her poem Wayfaring was commended in the Second Light poetry competition 2013 judged by Moniza Alvi.