About Me

I’m a poet, mountain woman, life-long westerner, writer, and the author of the memoir Rough Beauty (Scribner), chosen as a Top 10 Book of June 2018 by The Christian Science Monitor.

I’ve published pieces in The New York Times,  LitHub, Real Simple, Westword, The Rumpus and a bunch of literary journals.

The writing here reflects my deep interest in landscape and place and my commitment to watching the natural world.  Sometimes I write about food. More info about me at my author website.

I live with three other animals, my partner, artist Greg Marquez (www.artquez.com), our dog River, and Dottie the Cat.

Please follow me on Twitter @karenjamestown or Instagram @awomansplaceisinthewild and on Facebook:  KarenAuvinenAuthor

Links to buy a copy of Rough Beauty can be found here.