Karen Swenson

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Karen Swenson (born July 29, 1936 New York City) is an American poet and journalist.

Life[edit]

She grew up in Chappaqua, New York, and studied at Barnard College and New York University.[1]

Swenson has been Poet-in-Residence at Skidmore College, the University of Idaho, Denver University, Clark University, Scripps College and Barnard College. She taught at City College, New York.[2]

Her work has appeared in The New York Times,[3] The Beloit Poetry Journal,[4] Paris Review,[5] American Poetry Review, "Saturday Review", and "The New Yorker".

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For a poet, the value of travel has more to do with the self a writer brings to a place than any impression he or she takes from the landscape or the people there. Karen Swenson has traveled extensively over the past four decades, and in A Daughter's Latitude she reports not only on visits to countries like Malaysia and Thailand but also on her return trips to the provinces of childhood memory.[7]

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