UICB Faculty’s Poem Awarded in National Contest

Congratulations to Karen Carcia, whose poem “Slant” won first place in The Michigan Poet’s Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters benefit contest. She will be featured at a benefit reading alongside guest judge Robert Fanning on February 5th at Schuler Books in Grand Rapids, MI. In addition, “Slant” will be printed as a special edition Michigan Poet broadside.

Karen Carcia is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Book Arts at the UICB. She trained as a poet at Indiana University and Western Michigan University before completing studies at the UICB. Carcia teaches the first year Graduate Book Arts Seminar to incoming MFA Candidates, as well as a variety of courses on artist book practices. As well as teaching, she is also the Mixed Media Editor of Prompt Press.