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BIO  ❧

Miriam Karraker writes and performs. She is currently based in Minneapolis and is working on a book-length project about present-ness, spectacle, and work.  She has a day job, collaborates frequently, and teaches generative  workshops on an occasional basis as an independent educator/facillitor. 

CV ❧ (in-progress, updates forthcoming)


    MFA     Creative Writing with Graduate Art Minor, University of Minnesota.
    BA        Religious Studies and French, Lewis & Clark College.


    Field Experience #9: Fermentation, a two-day workshop taught with Anaïs Hazo, October 2019

    m o t e -  see this page

    WORKS ON PAPER OR WITHOUT is a fine press book (fabricated by QXIZ Editions) and installation culminating on October 20, 2017 at MirrorLab Studios in             Minneapolis,


    McKnight Fellowship in Poetry, Honorable Mention, 2018.
    Lighthouse Works Residency Fellowship, 2018.

    James Wright Prize from The Academy of American Poets, 2017.

    Michael Dennis Browne Fellowship in Poetry, University of Minnesota, 2017.

    College of Liberal Arts Research Travel Grant, University of Minnesota, 2017.

    Marcella DeBourg Grant, University of Minnesota, 2016.

    Iowa Review Poetry Prize Semifinalist for “Frayed Wreath,” 2017

    Black Warrior Review Poetry Prize Finalist for “autoportraits as cyborg: in costume,” 2015.


    Coffee House Press In the Stacks Residency - Minneapolis, MN (Fall 2019)

    Pancake House Radial Residency, m o t e - Minneapolis, MN with Cole Pulice (Summer 2019)

    Lighthouse Works - Fishers Island, NY (Spring 2018)
    The White Page Gallery - Minneapolis, MN (Summer 2017)

    Ashbery Home School - Hudson, NY (August 2016)


    TAGVVERK - I edit the online magazine alongside Barrett White.  

   POND - Artists respond to a set of strict constraints. Best viewed on desktop. Theo Ellin Ballew constructed the site.  Includes original works by Sophie                     Durbin, Mara Duvra, Annika Berry, Gunnar Tchida, Mary Lodu, and Jonathan Kaiser. 


    *Peavey Plaza,  m o t e  performance for FD13’s season launch, September 14, 2019.

    +Cross Pollination Reading Series, Bell Museum, August 14, 2019.
    *%Goethe in the Skyways, April 5. In conjunction with Hanne Lippard’s Inefficiencies.
     %Conceptual Drawing Studio, Portland, OR June 2018.

     *TOPOS, ongoing sound/text practice performed at:

                            Spoonbill Montrose, Brooklyn, NY, March 2018

                            Picture Room, New York, NY, February 2018

                            Yeah Maybe, Minneapolis, MN Janurary 2018

     *Codex Books, New York, NY, March 2018.  

     ^Inside Out, The White Page, Coffee House Press, November 2017.

     +555 Reading Series, 5 Watt Coffee, Minneapolis, MN, July 2017.

    *Jazz Central,  sound/text collaboration with Six Families Collective, Minneapolis, 17 December 2016.

    *Yeah Maybe, sound/text collaboration with Patrick Marschke and J.P. Merz for the group exhibition One Day After, One Year Later,  Minneapolis, 21 January, 2017.


Full-Length Works

         WORKS ON PAPER OR WITHOUT, QXIZ Editions, Minneapolis, 2017. 

Midlength works

“both ode and elegy,” two poems for the Occaision of Isa Gagarin’s Color in Motu. Design by Alyson Coward, printed and sold by Forage Modern  Workshop,              May 2019.

Selected poetry and fiction in magazines and journals
        “arrival sonnet, after Travis McEwen,” in forthcoming catalogue for Queer Forms  exhibition at Katherine Nashe Gallery, University of Minnesota.                         Forthcoming fall 2019.

        “Three untitled poems after Sheila Wagner,” Hair and Nails Zine # 14, December, 2018. Print. 
        “keeps watch: poems after Jennifer Nevitt’s Sans Terre,” MnArtists, Jan. 2018. Web.

        “six events,” fLoromancy, Aug. 2017. Web.

        “cave speak,” collaboration with Prairie M. Faul, Tagvverk, June 2017. Web.

        “i,” poem from sequence field notes [after Craters of the Moon National Monument], Gulf Coast 30.1, Oct. 2017. Print.

        “ii,” “iv,” and “v,” poems from sequence field notes [after Craters of the Moon National Monument], Gigantic Sequins 8.2, July 2017. Print.

        “four autoportraits as cyborg,” Indiana Review, May 2017 (special folio: Metallic Grit). Print.

        “on my avoidance while ill, reply all,” Bedfellows issue 6, Jan. 2017. Print.

        “synthesis/i never said i had to make up my mind ∞” and “tonic (tourmaline),” FERROFLUID, Jan. 2017. Web.

        “Attempts at Intimacy, Renderings,” BOAAT Press, June 2016. Web.

        “real girl, idyll,” “blur(s),” and “haibun: in + out of devices,” Tagvverk. Jan. 2016. Web.

    Selected critical writing and essays

        "Review: Mara Duvra's To Allow For Breath," INREVIEW, winter 2017, print.

        “Renee Gladman’s Prose Architectures: Creative Practice Reoriented as Threshold,” Kenyon Review Online, Dec. 2017.

        “Enfermario - Gabriela Torres Olivares,” Lambda Literary. Aug. 2017. Web.

        “Review: Violet Energy Ingots—Hoa Nguyen,”Full Stop, Feb. 2017. Web.

        “On MACRO,” DIAGRAM Issue 16.6, Jan. 2017. Web.

        “Brenda Iijima and Her Energies,” DIAGRAM Issue 16.3, June 2016. Web.

        “Review: Gap Gardening— Rosemarie Waldrop,” 3AM Magazine. May 2016. Web.

        “Review: Cries for Help, Various— Padgett Powell,” Full Stop. Web. 13 January, 2016. Web.