Karen Rigby was born in 1979 in Panama City, Panama. She is the author of Chinoiserie (Ahsahta Press), which won the 2011 Sawtooth Poetry Prize and was named by The Volta as one of the best books of 2012 in its Friday Feature.
Awarded a 2007 literature fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, and a Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council artist opportunity grant, Rigby’s poetry has appeared in FIELD, Black Warrior Review, Washington Square, Poetry Daily, jubilat, and The Arcadia Project, among others.
Her reviews have been published in High Country News, ForeWord Reviews, Kirkus Reviews, Bookbrowse, Publishers Weekly, and The Writer. She currently lives and writes in Arizona.