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Geography by Karen Schubert

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Background photo: Ashley J. Thum/ellesworth.af.mil CC0.
Manipulation and design layout: Elizabeth Stark

Karen Schubert is the author of five poetry chapbooks, including Dear Youngstown (NightBallet Press) and Black Sand Beach (Kattywompus Press). Kathleen Flenniken selected I Left My Wings on a Chair for a Wick Poetry Center chapbook prize, noting that each poem was like a Roz Chast cartoon. Karen has not recovered from that happiness. Her poems have been published in Best American Poetry Online, National Poetry Review, diode  and many others; awards include residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and Headlands Center for the Arts. She is founding Director of Lit Youngstown in Northeast Ohio, and invites you to the Fall Literary Festival. You should come. At home, Karen loves hanging out with her cat Jonny, her grandson Parker and her sculptor Tony.

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Author-in-hiding, Digital Artist-in-training, Student-in-perpetuum

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  1. Wonderful poem. Gets in so much so well. I love the mom and the fifty dollars (in italics) for pamphlets, that Hawaii (where I happen to live, somewhat unwillingly) is described as dots on a puck, and the absolute love of geography by the narrator. A childlike voice that works even though the poem itself is sophisticated. Outstanding.

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