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.


Rosetta has won the Ex Ophidia Poetry Prize and will be published in 2020.  Ex Ophidia Press, founded by iron handpress printer Richard-Gabriel Rummonds, has published a number of fine poetry editions, which can be viewed at this link.

On November 15, “The Old Country” was featured on American Public Media’s podcast, The Slowdown, hosted by by the 22nd U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith. Audio of the show can be accessed at this link.

Tomates de septembre, featuring Juliette Mouïren’s beautiful translations into French, will be published by Cheyne in November, 2020.  This bilingual collection of new and selected work includes many poems originally published in The Bees Are Waiting and Proof.

Peter Sobol reads “Medicine” on Wisconsin Public Radio’s To the Best of our Knowledge.

Rosetta has been named a finalist for the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize, the Red Mountain Prize for Poetry, and the Blue Lynx Prize, as well as a semi-finalist for the Philip Levine Prize for Poetry.

September Tomatoes” has been featured as the Poetry Foundation’s Poem of the Day.

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

Join Karina on Saturday, September 24th, 2016, at the New Hampshire Poetry Festival for the panel discussion Wild and Holy: Encountering the Sacred through Poetic Engagement with the Natural World.

“In Its Body” appears on Verse Daily.

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

Mass Poetry has published an interview entitled “Getting to Know Karina Borowicz.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grace Cavalieri reviews Proof for the Washington Independent Review of Books.

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

The press kit for Proof is now available here.

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

The Bees Are Waiting has won the Eric Hoffer Award for Poetry.

The Bees Are Waiting has won the First Horizon Award.

Reading Anna Karenina,” a poem from Proof, has appeared on Poetry Daily.

Proof has won the Codhill Poetry Award and will be published by Codhill Press in 2014.

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.

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

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

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.