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