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Karina van Berkum


About Karina

Karina van Berkum is a poet, teacher and editor. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, Five Points, and Strange Horizons among others. She was a 2016 Robert Pinsky Poetry Teaching Fellow at Boston University where she was awarded the Hurley Prize in Poetry. Before her fellowship, she studied creative writing and American Sign Language at Emerson College. She has enjoyed writing and teaching internationally during her travels to Peru, South Africa, Slovakia, Austria and Greenland. But now that she is back in her beloved New England she is loving her days teaching kids and editing for Spoke, an annual poetry journal focusing on international writing and translation.