Karen won the Indigo Dreams Collection Competition in 2011 resulting in the publication in 2012 of her first poetry collection Counting Rain. Her second collection, The Paper House, was published in March 2019 by Hedgehog Poetry Press.
As an artist, she collaborated with poet Abegail Morley on her pamphlet The Memory of Water – her photoshopped photographs feature on the cover and inside. Karen is editor, designer and publisher of the pamphlets Book of Sand, Blueshift (longlisted for the Saboteur Awards 2016) and Free-fall. She has designed book covers for a number of poetry anthologies.
Karen’s poems have been published in many journals such as South, Antiphon, Ink Sweat and Tears, Artemis (poem commended in Second Light poetry competition 2013) and The Interpreter’s House. She was the featured poet in Erbacce 52. She has poems in a number of anthologies including: poetry wivenhoe 2011, From the City to the Saltings, so too have the doves gone, Towards the Light, The Chronicles of Eve, ornith-ology, Stone’s Throw, Full Moon & Fox Glove, and Troubadour.