Elena Karina Byrne

Elena Karina Byrne Former 12 year Regional Director of the Poetry Society of America, Elena Karina Byrne, is a teacher, editor, collage artist, Poetry Consultant / Moderator for The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, and Literary Programs Director for The Ruskin Art Club. Forthcoming in Now Culture , Blackbird, Drunken Boat and The Kenyon Review, her publications include, 2009 Pushcart Prize XXXIII Best of the Small Presses, Best American Poetry 2005, The Yale Review, The Paris Review, APR, Barrow Street, Colorado Review, The Journal, TriQuarterly, Denver Quarterly, Verse and Volt. Books include: The Flammable Bird, (Zoo Press /Tupelo Press 2002), MASQUE (Tupelo Press, 2008) and the just completed Burnt Violin (poetry, 2011); works in progress include Voyeur Hour (poetry chapbook) and Beautiful Insignificance(essays).