Karen Lepri's (B.A., Harvard University; M.Ed., University of Massachusetts; M.F.A. in Literary Arts/Poetry, Brown University) poetry, essays, and translations from Spanish have appeared in various national and international journals including 1913, 6x6, Aufgabe, Boston Review, BOMB, Chicago Review, Conjunctions, Lana Turner, and Mandorla. She is the author of Incidents of Scattering (Noemi Press, 2013) and Fig. I (Horse Less Press, 2012) Her writing interests include documentary poetics, butchness, and shipwrecks. She has been the recipient of the Noemi Poetry Contest and the American Academy of Poets, Weston, Kim Ann Artark Memorial, and Francis Mason Harris prizes for poetry. She lives in New York City where she is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the CUNY Graduate Center and teaches writing at Queens College.