Author: Karen Lee Boren

Karen Lee Boren ( is the author of Mother Tongue (New Rivers Press) and Girls in Peril (Tin House Books, a Barnes and Noble Discover selection). Her novel, Secret Waltz, is forthcoming from Flexible Press in 2022. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and is the winner of the 2018 Wundor Editions Fiction Prize. Her writing appears in the Santa Fe Writer's Project, Flexible Persona, WomenArts Journal, The Florida Review, New South, Hawaiˊi Pacific Review, Epoch, Cream City Review, The American Journal of Poetry, Crack the Spine, The Offbeat, BookForum, Fourth Genre, Lonely Planet's anthology Rites of Passage: Backpacking 'Round Europe, and The Best of Lonely Planet’s Travel Writing.