Karen Poppy has work published or forthcoming as detailed below.

Her poems, “Austria by Train” and “Walt Whitman Celebrates Himself,” are included under Holocaust Poetry in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Library and Archives in Washington D.C.

Karen Poppy’s poem, “The Aisle Not Taken,” has been chosen by the 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States, Tracy K. Smith, to read on her national radio show and podcast, The Slowdown.

Two of her poems, “Which to Prefer” and “A Horse Sees Things Differently” made it to the quarterfinal stages of the 2018 Able Write Prize for Poetry. A group of her poems have been shortlisted by The Raw Art Review for their 2018 Walt Whitman Prize for Poetry.

Other of her poems have been longlisted for the 2018 American Literary Review Contest for Poetry. One of her poems, “Standing in the Kitchen,” has been nominated for Best of the Net by The Cortland Review: Her poem, “Marina Safeway, San Francisco,” is a finalist in Naugatuck River Review’s 11th Annual Narrative Poetry Contest, and also appearing in the forthcoming anthology Fog and Light.

Karen Poppy has one chapbook published and one forthcoming with Finishing Line Press, and another chapbook published with Homestead Lighthouse Press. Available chapbooks.

She has recently compiled her first collection of poetry, written her first and second novels, and is at work on her second poetry collection and third novel. Karen Poppy is an attorney licensed in California and Texas. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

List of Publications (in reverse chronological order):







The Dreamers Anthology: Writing Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr and Anne Frank (Beautiful Cadaver Project Pittsburgh) (Epistolary piece about Anne Frank, February 2019:

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