Poetry Favorites: Karen Paul Holmes

Who is your favorite living poet? 

So hard to say, it's a cross between Thomas Lux and Mary Oliver -- I know I have eclectic taste!

Who is your favorite dead poet? 

Elizabeth Bishop

What is your favorite poem of all time? 

Hmmmm, one of them is "Stag's Leap" by Sharon Olds

Current book of poetry you can’t get out of your mind?

Carpatia by Cecilia Woloch

Best live, or audio, poetry reading you can remember. 

David Kirbyand Barbara Hambyat the Decatur Book Festival last fall in metro Atlanta. And rivaling that, though entirely different was hearing Mary Oliver live a few years ago.


Karen Paul Holmesis the author of Untying the Knot (Aldrich Press 2014), a story of loss and healing told “with grace, humor, self-awareness and without a dollop of self-pity,” according to Poet Thomas Lux.  Publishing credits include Straight Forward Poetry, Poetry East, Atlanta Review, POEM, The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, and The Southern Poetry Anthology Vol 5: Georgia. Her book can be purchased at Amazon.