Karen Corinne Herceg will give a poetry reading at the Mount at 4 p.m. at Kaplan Family Library.
Karen Corinne Herceg graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in Literature & Writing and has graduate credits in editing, revision, and psychology. A recipient of N.Y. State grants, she has featured at major venues such as The New York Public Library, The Queens Museum, The Provincetown Playhouse, St. John’s University, Binghamton Community Poets, Calling All Poets Series, and many others with such renowned poets as Pulitzer Prize winners John Ashbery and Philip Schultz and poet William Packard, founder of The New York Quarterly. She studied with poets David Ignatow, Philip Schultz, and novelist Glenda Adams. She was co-founder and editor of The First East Coast Theatre & Publishing Company.
Karen’s first volume of poems is Inner Sanctions. Nirala Publications released her second book, Out From Calaboose: New Poems, in 2017. She publishes poetry, prose, and essays in a variety of magazines and literary journals in the U.S. and abroad. Her work is read on various radio broadcasts, and she has been interviewed by The Epoch Times. Karen is working with Khalilah Ali, writing her memoirs as the former wife of the legendary Muhammad Ali. She also writes reviews, and her work is featured in the prestigious American Book Review, Compulsive Reader, LiveMag! and North of Oxford Press. Her interview with famed actor and author Alan Alda regarding his latest book was the cover of Writer’s Digest’s November/December 2017 issue. Karen’s next interview will be conducted with renowned novelist Gail Godwin, three-time National Book Award finalist, Guggenheim Fellow, and National Endowment for the Arts recipient.
Of Out From Calaboose, Linda Gray Sexton, daughter of two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Anne Sexton, and a NY Times bestselling novelist, wrote:
Clutching her vision firmly in hand, Karen Corinne Herceg paints her inner world in such a vivid fashion that I was compelled to submerge myself in Out From Calaboose completely, and then not surface at all until I put down the last poem. What I wove through during the course of that reading was a feast: imagery fine enough that it startled; rhythms that wove from poem to poem, joining all their music together; and language so sleek that not one word had been left standing if it ought not to be. In this collection, Herceg brings us her life and all its many emotional truths, some ugly, some beautiful, but all revealed with restraint--so that by book's end, we are left in wonder.
Karen is listed with Poets & Writers and is a member of The Academy of American Poets, PEN America, The Poetry Society of America, The Woodstock Poetry Society, and C.A.P.S. Her website is www.karencorinneherceg.com and you can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
This event is supported in part by Poets & Writers.