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Karen J. Weyant

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I live in rural Pennsylvania, but cross the border every day to teach at Jamestown Community College in Jamestown, New York. My work can be seen in 5AM, the Barn Owl Review, Blast Furnace, Cave Wall, Copper Nickel, Fourth River, Flyway, Fourth River and River Styx. My first chapbook, Stealing Dust, was published by Finishing Line Press. My second chapbook, Wearing Heels in the Rust Belt, won Main Street Rag's 2011 chapbook contest and was published in 2012.

As for my personal library -- my collection is huge! At one point, I had only posted my poetry books on GoodReads. But, I have been a member of GoodReads for many years now, so now I think it is a good time to move on to catalog all of my books!

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Karen J. Weyant I have two projects in the works. First, I am putting together my first full length collection of poetry. Second, I am working on a series of essay…moreI have two projects in the works. First, I am putting together my first full length collection of poetry. Second, I am working on a series of essay regarding the intersections of working-class histories and environmental histories in my home state of Pennsylvania. (less)
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Picture This past semester I finished my MFA thesis, and thus, my MFA! Even though I have been writing poetry for years, I entered my program as a creative nonfiction candidate, and my thesis is a collection of intertwined essays about growing up in Pennsylvania. 

Along my journey of writing, I have read many, many essay collections. Last year, I read an article titled "9 Women Writers Who Are Breaking... Read more of this blog post »
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