About the Poet
Karrie Waarala is a poet whose work has appeared in several journals such as Iron Horse Literary Review, PANK, The Collagist, Southern Indiana Review, and Vinyl. She is a poetry editor at the museum of americana, holds an MFA from the Stonecoast Program at University of Southern Maine, and has served as a teaching artist at The Rooster Moans poetry cooperative. Recipient of the 2012 Pocataligo Poetry Prize and a multiple Pushcart nominee, Karrie has also received critical acclaim for LONG GONE: A Poetry Sideshow, a one-woman show based on her collection of circus poems. She really wishes she could tame tigers and swallow swords.
Until she manages those feats of derring-do, Karrie teaches writing in her home state of Michigan, where she lives with and is vastly outnumbered by her books, pets, and circus memorabilia.
To book Karrie for a reading, workshop, or performance of LONG GONE: A Poetry Sideshow, please follow the Contact link above.