Loyola University Maryland

Writing Department

Karen Fish

Associate Professor of Writing

Karen Fish is the author of three poetry collections, The Cedar Canoe (University of Georgia), What Is Beyond Us (Harper/Collins) and No Chronology, (University of Chicago). Fish has been awarded a Pushcart Prize, a fellowship to the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and was a visiting lecturer at Princeton University. Her poems have appeared in numerous magazines including: The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Yale Review, The American Poetry Review, Poetry, The New Republic, and Slate

For many years, Fish participated in a reading group at the Women's State Prison at Jessup. She is the founding director of the Modern Masters Reading Series, sponsored by the Center for the Humanities of Loyola University.  Her third collection of poems, No Chronology, published Spring '21 was recently selected as "Must-Read Poetry for March 2021" by The Millions. As one reviewer noted, "Told aslant, with exquisite lyricism and incandescent imagery, No Chronology is a beautiful, thrilling book of poems."



Maryland Hall 043E
Writing Department
Loyola University Maryland
4501 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, Md. 21210

Phone: (410) 617-2385
Fax: (410) 617-2934 

Courses Taught

WR100 Effective Writing
WR230 The Art of Poetry & Fiction
WR340 Poetry
WR342 Advanced Poetry
WR400 Senior Seminar

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