Karen won the Indigo Dreams Collection Competition in 2011 resulting in the publication in 2012 of her first collection Counting Rain. Karen is editor and publisher of the pamphlets Book of Sand and Blueshift (longlisted for the Saboteur Awards 2016). As an artist, she collaborated with poet Abegail Morley on her pamphlet The Memory of Water – her photoshopped photographs feature on the cover and inside. Karen is co-editor of Against the Grain Poetry Press.
Karen’s poems have been published in South, Orbis, The New Writer, Ink Sweat and Tears, South Bank Poetry, Artemis (poem commended in Second Light poetry competition 2013 and judged by Moniza Alvi), What the Dickens? Magazine, The Interpreter’s House, Obsessed with Pipework, Prole, Amaryllis, Under the Radar, the Mary Evans Poetry blog, the Poetry Shed, Agenda, Poetry Salzburg Review, The Frogmore Papers, The Lampeter Review, Corbel Contemporary Poetry Series and in nine anthologies: 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.