Karen Lepri

Karen Lepri’s poetry, essays, reviews, and translations from Spanish have appeared in various national and international journals including Aufgabe, Boston Review, Chicago Review, Conjunctions, and Lana Turner. She is the author of Fig. I (Horse Less Press, 2012) and Incidents of Scattering (Noemi, 2013). Her writing interests include documentary poetics, modernism, poetic mysticism, and queer/critical race/postcolonial theory. She has been the recipient of the Noemi and American Academy of Poets prizes for poetry. Lepri lives in New York City where she is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the CUNY Graduate Center and teaches writing at Cooper Union, Bard College and Baruch College.

Karen’s article, co-authored with Emily Abendroth  Andrea Quaid, and Robin Tremblay-McGaw, “Variations on a Theme: Teaching Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric,” appears in albeit 4.2: Black Lives Matter.