Karen Donovan is the author of Aard-vark to Axolotl (Etruscan Press), a collection of tiny poetic essays inspired by the illustrations in a vintage Webster’s dictionary owned by her grandfather. She has also published 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. Her new collection of poems, Planet Parable, will be published in 2021 by Etruscan Press in a multi-author work called Trio. From 1985 to 2005 she co-edited ¶: A Magazine of Paragraphs, a journal of very short prose published by Oat City Press. She works for a nonprofit in Providence.