Karin received a BA with an emphasis in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA in Writing from Vermont College. Her first book, Crocus, won the Poets Out Loud Prize in 2007 and was published by Fordham University Press. Her second book, The River Won’t Hold You, won the Ohio State University Press/The Journal Wheeler Prize in 2015. She is also the author of three poetry chapbooks: Flood Letters, Almanac for the Sleepless, and Swan. In 2015 she was honored to receive a Margaret Bridgman Fellowship in Poetry at Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.
Recent poems have appeared in The Kenyon Review, Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, FIELD, The Gettysburg Review, and elsewhere. Her poem More Lies is included in the Poetry Out Loud online anthology, and memorized and performed by dozens of high school students from all over the U.S. each year.