Karen Donovan is the author of Fugitive Red, which won the Juniper Prize for Poetry and was published by the University of Massachusetts Press. Her new collection, Your Enzymes Are Calling the Ancients, won the Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor’s Choice Award from Persea Books and was published in 2016. She is co-founder of the Rhode Island Center for the Book and a past poetry fellow at Vermont Studio Center. From 1985 to 2005 she was co-editor of ¶: A Magazine of Paragraphs, a journal of short prose published by Oat City Press. She works as a writer, photographer, and graphic designer for a nonprofit in Providence.