About the Author

Karen Blomain has published widely, including Black Diamond  and The Slap and a collection of poems, Borrowed Light. She is the recipient of the F. Lammot Belia Arts Award as well as awards from the Academy of American Poets and the Djerassi Foundation.  A native of the Archbald and Scranton areas of Pennsylvania, she now teaches professional writing at Kutztown University and lives in Uniondale with her husband, writer and photographer Michael Downend.