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About Karen

Karen Corinne Herceg graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University with a B.A. in Literature/Writing and has graduate credits in editing, revision and psychology.  She has co-featured at major venues such as The N.Y. Public Library, The Queens Museum, The Provincetown Playhouse, St. John’s University, Binghamton Community Poets and many others on programs with such renowned writers as Pulitzer Prize winners John Ashbery, Philip Schultz, and poet William Packard, founder of The New York Quarterly. She has studied with poets David Ignatow, Philip Schultz, and author/novelist Glenda Adams.  Karen was co-founder and editor of The First East Coast Theatre & Publishing Company that published poetry and fiction.


Her first volume of poetry was Inner Sanctions, and her second book, Out From Calaboose, was published in 2017 by Nirala Publications. She publishes poetry, prose, essays and reviews in a variety of international magazines and literary journals, including American Book Review, Compulsive Reader, North of Oxford, Hedgehog Review, and LiveMag! among many others. Her interview with renowned actor/writer Alan Alda appeared as the cover story of Writer's Digest's Nov/Dec '17 issue. Karen’s interview with novelist Gail Godwin appeared in The Southern Literary Review in 2020. She has worked with Muhammad Ali’s former wife, Khalilah Ali, on her memoirs and is currently at work on her own memoir.


Karen has been interviewed and has read her work on various podcasts and in live and online events. She also works as an editor for publishing companies and private clients. She moved to France in 2019.

Poets & Writers

Academy of American Poets

Poetry Society of America

Woodstock Poetry Society

C.A.P.S. (Calling All Poets Series)

PEN America

Voices of Poetry

Poets Unplugged

Poetry Universe

Poetry First

Our Salon Radio:

365 Scribble Radio

Hudson Valley Writers Workshop

The Reading Room


Brevitas (Poetry Community)





Editing (See reviews on Editing page)


Freelance for specific assignments

Literary performance and Readings

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