Our editor search marches on. Today I’d like to introduce you to Karrie Waarala, who will serve as one of our poetry editors. Karrie has done some really interesting and entertaining things as a poet and a performer, and we’re excited to see how her aesthetic will rub off on the museum of americana. 

Karrie Waarala teaches writing in her home state of Michigan, where she lives with and is vastly outnumbered by her books, pets, and circus memorabilia. Her work has appeared in journals such as Iron Horse Literary ReviewPANKThe CollagistVinyl, and Arsenic Lobster. She holds an MFA from the Stonecoast Program at University of Southern Maine and is a teaching artist at The Rooster Moans Poetry Cooperative. Recipient of the 2012 Pocataligo Poetry Prize and a Pushcart nominee, Karrie has also received critical acclaim for her one-woman show, LONG GONE: A Poetry Sideshow, which is based on her collection of circus poems. She really wishes she could tame tigers and swallow swords. For more information, visit Karrie online here.

Things really appear to be falling into place for us at the museum of americana. We have a couple more editors to announce, and then we’ll be turning attention to our first reading period.

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