KD shot3Karen Donovan is the author of two collections of poetry, Fugitive Red (University of Massachusetts Press), which won the Juniper Prize, and Your Enzymes Are Calling the Ancients (Persea Books), which won the Lexi Rudnitsky / Editor’s Choice Award. Her new book, Aard-vark to Axolotl (forthcoming from Etruscan Press in May 2018), is a collection of tiny poetic essays inspired by the illustrations in a vintage Webster’s dictionary owned by her grandfather. From 1985 to 2005 she was co-editor of ΒΆ: A Magazine of Paragraphs, a journal of short prose published by Oat City Press. She works for a nonprofit in Providence.