Karen Skolfield’s book Skolfield_2012_lo-rezFrost in the Low Areas won the 2014 PEN New England Award in poetry and the First Book Award from Zone 3 Press, and is a Massachusetts “Must Read” selection. She is the winner of the 2015 Robert H. Winner award from the Poetry Society of America and the 2015 Arts & Humanities Award from New England Public Radio.

Skolfield has received fellowships and awards  from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Split This Rock, Ucross Foundation, Hedgebrook, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center. New poems can be found in BoulevardCarolina Quarterly, Crab Orchard Review, Crazyhorse, Guernica, Indiana Review, Pleiades, RHINO, Slice, Sugar House ReviewWashington Square Review, and others.

Skolfield is an Army veteran and teaches writing to engineers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she earned her Master of Fine Arts.

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  1. Karen, loved your poem “The End of Evolution”–reminded me of Kate Wilhelm’s _Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang_ for some reason! I guess because she wrote about cloning and in your poem we had all reached the uniformity of clones. And it had the same sadly haunting tone.

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  2. Dear Karen,
    Your book has been a great inspiration to me. For me, I’m drawn to the rhythm of your language as much as what you say and how you say it. Congratulations on all your successes!

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