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Karla Huston is an award-winning local author, known for both her writing and her teaching. She earned an MA in English/Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and was the winner of the 2003 Main Street Rag Chapbook contest. She has won the Wisconsin Writer's Association Jade Ring for both fiction and poetry (winning twice for poetry). In addition, Huston received writing residencies from the Ragdale Foundation in 1998 and 2002, and from Bread Loaf in 2006 and 2007. Her poem "Theory of Lipstick" was awarded a Pushcart Prize and appears in the Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses (2012). A new volume of her poetry, A Theory of Lipstick, is forthcoming from Main Street Rag Press, and Dancing Girl Press will publish a chapbook of poems late in 2013.
Huston has published poetry, reviews, and interviews in many national journals, including 5 A.M., Margie, North American Review, One Trick Pony, Pearl, Poet Lore, and Rattle. Her most recently published work, Split Personality, is a collaboration with poet Cathryn Cofell. Huston currently teaches poetry writing for adults at The Mill, a Place for Writers, in Appleton, Wisconsin. She also serves on the board of directors for the Council for Wisconsin Writers as secretary and contest co-chair.
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