Karen Rigby was born in the Republic of Panama in 1979. 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 literature fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Rigby’s poetry appears or is forthcoming in FIELD, Black Warrior Review, The London Magazine, Poetry Daily, jubilat, and other journals.
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 the Southwest.