Karen Auvinen is a poet, writer, cowgrrl, cook, and essayist who lives and writes in the West. Her work has been published in The Cimarron Review, Many Mountains Moving, The Monthly Review, and most recently in Cold Mountain Review. Her fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and she has won two Academy of American Poets Awards.
She teaches film and literature at the University of Colorado – Boulder and lives in a wood-stove heated cabin at 8500 feet, just above Jamestown, CO, which recently survived a 100-year flood. Karen writes about food and the sensual, sensate life at http://1hotkitchen.blogspot.com/