Karen McCarthy Woolf

Karen McCarthy Woolf is a writer, editor and critic, whose debut poetry collection An Aviary of Small Birds was selected as a Guardian/Observer Book of the Year, shortlisted for both the Forward and Fenton Aldeburgh prizes 2015 and described in The Poetry Review as ‘extraordinarily moving and technically flawless’. She reviews for and is published in numerous literary journals in the UK and US, including Modern Poetry in Translation, Prairie Schooner, The Poetry Review and Poetry London, where she is a trustee. Karen was writer-in-residence at the National Maritime Museum in the summer of 2015, responding to an exhibit on migration. In the last year she has represented British writing at tours and festivals that have taken her to Mexico City, Singapore, the United States, Sweden and the Caribbean. She is the editor of four literary anthologies, most recently Ten: The New Wave (Bloodaxe: 2014) and Ten: The Next Generation (Bloodaxe: 2017).