Karen Auvinen

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Karen Auvinen

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Karen Auvinen is poet, mountain woman, life-long westerner, writer, and the author of the memoir Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living (Scribner June 2018). Her body of work traverses the intersection of landscape and place, examining what it means to live deeply and voluptuously, and has appeared in The New York Times, among others. Awards include two Pushcart Prize nominations, and two Academy of American Poets Awards. Past gigs include Writer-in-Residence for the State of Colorado. Currently, she teaches film, storytelling, and media studies to freshman at the University of Colorado – Boulder.

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