“As the speaker’s dread deepens, Ebert overlays a deft sonic network, heightening the poem’s emotions.“Iain Haley Pollock: judge, Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry 2020 about “Milk Sickness: A Mother Worries as her Children Sleeps”
Winner of the Sandy Crimmins National Prize in Poetry (2020), Kari Ann Ebert is a poet, writer, and artist. Her poems have been chosen as winners in the Gigantic Sequins Poetry Contest (2018) and the Crossroads Ekphrastic Writing Contest (2019). She is Interview Editor at The Broadkill Review and serves on the Prize Nomination Board of The Ekphrastic Review. Her poetry has appeared in notable literary journals including Mojave River Review, Philadelphia Stories, The Broadkill Review, and Gargoyle, as well as several anthologies. She was selected to attend the Delaware Division of the Arts 2016 Seashore Writers Retreat. In addition, she has received fellowships from Brooklyn Poets to attend their inaugural Hudson Valley Poetry Retreat 2019 and the BOAAT Press Writers Retreat 2020. She was also nominated for a Pushcart Prize for her poem “heartbeat.” Most recently, Ms. Ebert was awarded Delaware’s Individual Artist fellowship, Emerging Professional Award in Literature: Poetry. She is currently working on her first poetry collection, Alphabet Mo(u)rning.
Kari loves collaborating with local artists, authors, and community organizations. In 2016, she and two co-creators launched WAM Café, a monthly arts-fusion event series featuring local writers, artists, and musicians. In 2018, she co-organized the Annie Jump Cannon Birthday Celebration, a multi-day series of events featuring New York Times bestselling author, Dava Sobel. Currently, Ebert is the creator and project manager of Downtown Dover Poetry Weekend, an annual weekend of events celebrating National Poetry Month (April). She is also the facilitator of the Acorn Books poetry critique group and former facilitator of the Acorn Books fiction critique group.
With a passion for art and fashion, Kari creates up-cycled wearable art, quilts, and found art pieces. She also makes unique art combining blackout poetry, watercolors, and collage. Above all, she is interested in fusion and meaningful process in art.
Kari lives in Delaware and has two grown children who are also writers.
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