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Karina van Berkum


Before Karina van Berkum was an instructor at Grubstreet, she was a Poetry Teaching Fellow at Boston University where she was awarded the 2016 Hurley Prize in Poetry. She was also the co-organizer for Brookline Booksmith’s Breakwater Reading Series and has worked to teach young and special needs children for over a decade. Her poems have been featured in many publications online and in print, including Penny Engine, Strange Horizons, The Prairie Schooner, and upcoming in Ploughshares.