Karen Villeda has published six books of poetry, three essay collections and three children's books for which she has received numerous awards. Her most recent books are Anna y Hans and Mi vida con las piedras, both published by the Fondo de Cultura Económica). Her work has been translated into various languages, including Arabic, English, French, German, Greek, and Portuguese. She is one of the few Mexican poets in the Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape of the Library of Congress. She participated in the International Writing Program in 2015 and was Writer in Residence at the Vermont Studio Center in 2018. She has has received grants and fellowships from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Open Society Foundations, the Ragdale Foundation, Under the Volcano, the National Endowment for Culture and the Arts, among other institutions. In POETronicA (www.poetronica.net) she explores literature and multimedia.
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