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The Afternoonified Archive: Contest Winners

Afternoonified Poetry Chapbook Contest Winner 2015

Congratulations to Karyn Lie-Nielsen of Waldoboro, ME for her extraordinary chapbook, Handbuzz and Other Voices. 

Karyn received 25 copies of her chapbook and free registration for our Patricia Smith workshop

portraitKaryn Lie-Nielsen lives in mid-coast Maine where she writes poetry, short stories, and personal essays, and honors the perennial challenges of gardening in the New England climate. Her poems have appeared in Poetry East, The Comstock Review, Maine, Words and Images Journal, and online at Cabildo Quarterly. She is a two-time winner in the annual Maine Literary Awards for both poetry and creative nonfiction. Raised by deaf parents, she is fluent in American Sign Language and enjoys performing and translating ASL poetry. She has taught sign language, worked as an interpreter for the Deaf, and performed with the National Theater of the Deaf. She holds an MFA from the University of Maine’s Stonecoast Writing Program and is delighted to have her first chapbook published by Damfino Press.