Blue Heron Review is proud to shine a spotlight on the poetry of Karen Carissimo this month. Her beautiful use of language, evocative imagery and narrative style will take you on a journey with each poem. To read her poems: Lisbon, Deathbed, and Journey, please visit the Blue Heron Speaks page of our site.
Karen Carissimo’s poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Cimarron Review, Cutthroat, Notre Dame Review, North American Review, Western Humanities Review, Crab Orchard Review, and Valparaiso Poetry Review. Her fiction has appeared in Green Mountains Review and Fourteen Hills, and nonfiction in The San Francisco Chronicle. Her first book of poems, Dream City, was published in 2012 by Iris Press. She is currently at work on a second collection of poems and a novel. Find her on Verse Daily. Karen’s poetry collection, Dream City, is available on Amazon and from Iris Press.