Title

Holly Karapetkova

Poet Information

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About the Poet

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Holly Karapetkova is the current Poet Laureate of Arlington County. She is the author of two books of poetry, Words We Might One Day Say, winner of the 2010 Washington Writers’ Publishing House Poetry Award, and Towline, winner of the 2016 Vern Rutsala Poetry Contest from Cloudbank Books. Her current manuscript projects, Still Life With White and Planter’s Wife grapple with the deep wounds left by our history of racism, slavery, and environmental destruction.

She is also the author of over 20 books for children. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and a PhD in English and Comparative Literature and teaches in the Department of Literature and Languages at Marymount University.

From the author's website.

Region

Northern

Virginia City or County Affiliation

Arlington

Years of Residence in Virginia

15

Current City/State of Residence

Arlington, Virginia

Gender

Female

Race/Ethnicity

White

Year of Birth

1974

Keywords/Tags

Immigration, Anti-racism, Feminism, Translation

Published Works or Performances

  • Towline. Cloudbank Books, 2016.
  • Words We Might One Day Say. Washington Writers' Publishing House, 2010.

Selected Individual Poems or Performances

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