Karen’s latest collection powerfully captures the turbulence of contemporary life, its individual crises and global disasters.
As a reviewer notes, “Karen Muhallen has wisely chosen theelegy as the keenest instrument to bear witness to our disappearing world.” With a unique style of documentary and witness poetry, she “moves through various cities and geographies narrating elegies of loss, of cultural murder”.
The wonderful untethered magazine is holding a live launch reading at Supermarket in Kensington Market from 7-10 PM on Wednesday June 15 and Karen will be reading. It will be a big event—masks please—and untethered‘s first live launch in two years.
Moira Mini translates into Italian Karen’s poem, “St. John on Patmos”, from her collection The Scent of Spring – Elegies out of Season (forthcoming publication in the UK). Mini also undertook a text analysis of the poem in Italian. Both are available on CanaDiana.