About

KarasMichele_Bio photoMichele Karas is a poet, essayist, and longtime professional copywriter.  Her poems and creative nonfiction have been published in SLICE,  Narrative, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, THRUSH, AARP, and Alaska Quarterly Review, among other publications. Michele  holds a BA in Journalism from San Diego State University and an MFA in creative writing from CUNY, The City College of New York, where she was a  graduate editor of the Promethean Journal. She is currently at work on her first collection of poems.

Awards & Honors

The Jerome Lowell Dejur Award in Creative Writing,
The City College English Department Award (2016)

Scotti Merrill Memorial Award, Finalist
Selected by Billy Collins
Key West Literary Seminar (2016)

Scholarship Recipient and Acceptance
SUNY Southampton Writers Conference
& Workshop with Vijay Seshadri (2015)

Scholarship Recipient and Acceptance
SLICE Literary Conference (2015)

“Bridging the Gap” Nonfiction Award
Judged by Folio Literary Management
SLICE Literary Conference (2015)

Scholarship Recipient and Acceptance
SLICE Literary Conference (2014)

“Bridging the Gap” Nonfiction Award
SLICE Literary Conference (2014)

The Stark Poetry Award in Memory of Raymond Patterson,
The City College English Department Award (2014)