Welcome to the web page of Karina Borowicz.  Here you can follow links to poems, interviews and reviews, check out her poetry blog, read her CV and get to know her, find out more about her books, or send her an email.


September, 2017: “September Tomatoes” featured as the Poetry Foundation’s Poem of the Day.

June, 2017: Touch Stone has been named a finalist for the New Rivers Press Many Voices Project. Click here to view all of the finalists.

Spring, 2017:  Karina will be a panelist and reader at the La Guagua Community Poetry Festival: Voices and Translations, at Middlesex Community College.  April 21-22, 2017.

Fall, 2016:  Join Karina on Saturday, September 24th, at the New Hampshire Poetry Festival for the panel discussion Wild and Holy: Encountering the Sacred through Poetic Engagement with the Natural World.  Fellow panelists are Hannah Larrabee and Mekeel McBride.

Spring, 2016: Touch Stone has been named a finalist for the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize and the Blue Lynx Prize, as well as a semi-finalist for the Philip Levine Prize for Poetry.

December, 2015: “In Its Body” appears on Verse Daily.

September, 2015: “September Tomatoes” is featured on The Huffington Post’s list of fall poems.

July, 2015:  An audio interview with Karina is featured on the site New Books in Poetry.

March, 2015: Mass Poetry has published an interview entitled “Getting to Know Karina Borowicz.”

January, 2015: Mass Poetry’s Poem of the Moment is “Window Watching at Midnight.”

January, 2015: The New England Book Festival has chosen Proof as first runner-up for their 2014 award in poetry.

December, 2014:  The Writer’s Center in Bethesda MD has announced the 2014 Emerging Writer Fellows–Karina Borowicz and Tanya Olson.

December, 2014:  Verse Daily’s Web Weekly Feature is Wreck,” which appears  in Shenandoah.

September, 2014: Garrison Keillor reads “Reading Anna Karenina” on the NPR radio show The Writer’s Almanac.

September, 2014: The poem “September Tomatoes” has appeared on Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry.

August, 2014: A poem from Proof, “Wild Eye,” has appeared on Verse Daily.

August, 2014: Grace Cavalieri reviews Proof for the Washington Independent Review of Books.

August, 2014: A new discussion guide for Proof, including writing prompts, can be downloaded here.

July, 2014: The press kit for Proof is now available here.

June, 2014: Proof has been released, and you can read the first few poems at SUNY Press here.

May, 2014: The Bees Are Waiting has won the Eric Hoffer Award for Poetry.

April, 2014: The Bees Are Waiting has won the First Horizon Award.

February, 2014: “Reading Anna Karenina,” a poem from Proof, has appeared on Poetry Daily.

January 2014: Proof has won the Codhill Poetry Award and will be published by Codhill Press later this year.

2013: Proof has been named a finalist for the 2013 National Poetry Series and the Nightboat Poetry Prize, as well as a semi-finalist for the Akron Poetry Prize and the University of Wisconsin’s Felix Pollak Prize.

2013: The Bees Are Waiting has been named a “Must Read” by the Massachusetts Center for the Book.

2011: Franz Wright has selected The Bees Are Waiting as winner of the 2011 Marick Press Poetry Prize.

2011: The Bees are Waiting has been named a finalist for the T.S. Eliot Prize, the May Swenson Poetry Award, and for Del Sol Press’s Poetry Prize, as well as a semi-finalist for Black Lawrence Press’s Hudson Prize and the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry.