Karla Linn Merrifield, While it is difficult to squeeze a near-lifetime (57 years) of writing poetry and photographing the world into a couple of paragraphs, the bio below provides you with a quick glimpse at that “life in the word mines” and behind the lens.
If you’d like a more complete picture of my life, please see below to request a .pdf file of my Curriculum Vitae.
Karla Linn Merrifield, a nine-time Pushcart-Prize nominee and National Park Artist-in-Residence, has had 1000+ poems appear in dozens of journals and anthologies. She has 14 books to her credit.
Following her 2018 Psyche’s Scroll (Poetry Box Select) is the 2019 full-length book Athabaskan Fractal: Poems of the Far North from Cirque Press. Karla Linn Merrifield is currently at work on a poetry collection, My Body the Guitar, inspired by famous guitarists and their guitars; the book is slated to be published in December 2021 by Before Your Quiet Eyes Publications Holograph Series (Rochester, NY). Her Godwit: Poems of Canada (FootHills Publishing) received the Eiseman Award for Poetry.
She is a frequent contributor to The Songs of Eretz Poetry Review, and assistant editor and poetry book reviewer emerita for The Centrifugal Eye. She is a member of Just Poets (Rochester, NY), the Florida State Poetry Society, the New Mexico Poetry Society, and The Author’s Guild. Visit her former blog, Vagabond Poet Redux, at http://karlalinn.blogspot.com. Tweet @LinnMerrifiel: https://twitter.com/LinnMerrifiel.
Merrifield’s photography has appeared in Outdoor, Sea Stories, The Centrifugal Eye, among many magazines and publications. In fall 2000 High Falls Gallery in Rochester, NY, featured her bird photography in a one-woman show, Dawn of Migration and Other Audubon Dreams, and the Everglades National Park Coe Visitor Center presented a dozen of her photographs in its December 2011 exhibition of works by the park’s artists-in-residence. She illustrated William Heyen’s limited-edition 2012 The Green Bookcase with 50+ photographs. A second edition of the book was published in September 2018.
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