Karen Swenson

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Birthday
29, 1936
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
29, 1936 (age 82)
Birthplace
New York City, NY

About

American poet and journalist known for The Landlady in Bangkok, A Sense of Direction, East-West: Poems, and other works. She was the 1993 recipient of A National Poetry Series Award. 

Before Fame

She studied at New York University and Barnard College. She published her debut poetry collection, An Attic of Ideals, in 1974. 

Trivia

Her poetic work, A Daughter's Latitude, recounts both foreign travel and metaphorical trips to childhood landscapes. 

Family Life

She was born in New York City and raised in Chappaqua, New York. 

Associated With

She and former North Carolina Poet Laureate Fred Chappell were both born in 1936.