Kara Dorris

Kara Dorris is the author of two poetry collections: 'Have Ruin, Will Travel' (Finishing Line Press, 2019) and 'When the Body is a Guardrail' (Finishing Line Press, forthcoming 2020). She has also published five chapbooks: 'Elective Affinities' (dancing girl press, 2011), 'Night Ride Home' (Finishing Line Press, 2012), 'Sonnets from Vada’s Beauty Parlor & Chainsaw Repair' (dancing girl press, 2018), 'Untitled Film Still Museum' (CW Books, 2019), and 'Carnival Bound [or, please unwrap me]' (The Cupboard Pamphlet, 2020). Her poetry has appeared in Prairie Schooner, DIAGRAM, Harpur Palate, Cutbank, Hayden Ferry Review, Tinderbox, Puerto del Sol, The Tulane Review, and Crazyhorse, among others literary journals, as well as the anthology 'Beauty is a Verb' (Cinco Puntos Press, 2011). Her prose has appeared in Wordgathering, Breath and Shadow, Waxwing, and the anthology 'The Right Way to be Crippled and Naked' (Cinco Puntos Press, 2016). She earned a MFA in creative writing at New Mexico State University and a PhD in literature and poetry at the University of North Texas. Currently, she is a visiting assistant professor of English at Illinois College. For more information, please visit karadorris.com.