Karla Huston, Appleton, Wisconsin, writes poetry and poetry reviews. She is available for readings and
poetry workshops.




  Photo taken by Clela Reed, 2006, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury, VT.


Winner of the 2003 Main Street Rag Chapbook Contest, Karla Huston is the author of
Flight Patterns (Main Street Rag Press, 2003), Virgins on the Rocks (Parallel Press,
an imprint of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries
, 2004) and Catch and Release
(Marsh River Editions, 2005). Her poems have been published in periodicals
and online at 5 A.M., One Trick Pony, Poet Lore, Rattle, Chiron Review, Eclectica
(www.eclectica.org), Poetry Southeast (www.poetrysoutheast.com), SOFTBLOW
(www.softblow.com) and many others.

Karla received the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Foundation Student Short
Story Award and the Douglas Flaherty, Sr., Memorial Poetry Award. She holds a Jade Ring
for poetry and fiction from Wisconsin Regional Writers' Association. In 2005, she earned
an honorable mention in the Council for Wisconsin Writers Lorine Niedecker contest.

In addition to writing residencies from the Ragdale Foundation in 1998 and 2002, Karla
attended the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference in Middlebury, Vermont, in 2006 and 2007.
She also teaches poetry writing workshops and reviews poetry books.

Education: BS in education: English, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 1993. MA in
English—creative writing emphasis, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 2003.