Karen Kovacik has published translations of contemporary Polish poetry in many journals, includingAmerican Poetry Review, Boston Review, Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, Poetry East, West Branch, Mid-American Review, Southern Review, Trafika Europe, Two Lines, and World Literature Toda. In 2011 and 2018, she was awarded fellowships in literary translation from the National Endowment for the Arts, and she’s the translator most recently of Jacek Dehnel’s Aperture, a finalist for the 2019 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. She’s also the editor of Scattering the Dark, an anthology of Polish women poets (White Pine, 2016). Also a poet, she’s the author of the collections Metropolis Burning and Beyond the Velvet Curtain. Her work has received many awards, including the Charity Randall Citation from the International Poetry Forum. She was Indiana’s Poet Laureate from 2012-2014.
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