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Karen Brennan

Karen Brennan
Garden

Karen Brennan holds a PhD from University of Arizona and an MFA from Goddard. She has published Wild Desire (University of Massachusetts Press,1990), a short fiction collection, which won the AWP Award in Fiction; Here on Earth (Wesleyan University Press, 1988), a poetry collection; and Being With Rachel: A Story of Memory and Survival (W.W. Norton, 2002), a memoir that was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She has had multiple Pushcart nominations and received a Pushcart Special Mention for "Cleaning House." She has also received the Sonora Review Fiction First Prize, Florence Hemley Schneider Prize in Women's Studies, PEN Syndicated Short Fiction Prize, and Sonora Review Poetry First Prize. A recipient of a National Endowment of the Arts Award, her essays, stories and poems have appeared in many anthologies which most recently include The Story Behind the Story (Norton), Extreme Fiction (Longman), The Business of Memory (Graywolf), and Open House (Graywolf)She is a professor in the graduate creative writing program at the University of Utah.