Now available! In Memory

In Memory by Karen MulhallenIn Memory is a recapturing and celebration of the departed. Of joyful and poignant moments together in hospitals in Canada, in care homes for the aged in England, in walking in the English south Downs, in rainforests, and underwater in the Great Barrier Reef, and on horseback in Australia, and in the simple task of picking berries on a rural Ontario farm.

This is the most personal of Karen’s twenty-five published books as these poems engage directly with the individuals, with friends and with family whom each poem celebrates. The poet travels through time and space, descending to the dream world and journeying to the land of the dead, interacting with those who are now beyond.

Thank you to Axiom Publishing. Available through Amazon.

Stay tuned for a video of Karen reading from the collection and the book launch in Toronto!

Highlights from The Scent of Spring launch

Karen Mulhallen reading last line of Amor Omnia Vincit

Enjoy highlights from Karen’s September launch of The Scent of Spring, Elegies out of Season.

The first is an audio excerpt of Amor Omnia Vincit and the second an excerpt of her reading of the Fisherman’s Reunion. Below are a few photos from the event.

Karen is accompanied by pianist Stefan T. Naylor.


Amor Omnia Vincit


Fisherman’s Reunion


  • Karen reciting Sept 2022
  • Stefan accompanying
  • Karen Mulhallen and Stefan Naylor

Now available! The Scent of Spring, Elegies Out of Season

The Scent of Spring - Elegies Out of SeasonKaren’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 the elegy 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 Scent of Spring, Elegies Out of Season is available through Amazon and the publisher, The Black Spring Press Group (UK).

Watch Karen reading from the collection. Stay tuned for the book launch in Toronto!

untethered at the Supermarket: June 15, 2022

Karen MulhallenThe 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.

Supermarket is a wonderful venue with excellent food.

There is a big line up! Poets are each given 5 minutes which will be a challenge, but there is nothing like hearing folks read their own work.

The event will also be a fund raiser for untethered. There will be lots of books and magazines and the like for sale as well as prizes and a lottery.

Would love to see you all there. Come early if you can! Eat, drink and be merry!