Three of Kara’s poems – “Fenced In”, “Still Birth,” and “Writer’s Block” – appear in The Untidy Season: An Anthology of Nebraska Women Poets, edited by Heidi Hermanson, Liz Kay, Jen Lamber, and Sarah McKinstry-Brown. The Backwaters Press. 2013
The four editors of THE UNTIDY SEASON, each an accomplished poet in her own right, searched for poems of clarity, honesty, passion, and brilliance. One of the editors writes: “We were drawn to work that both celebrated and subverted the ‘typical’ Nebraska experience, the ‘typical’ experience of motherhood, the ‘typical’ experience of womanhood. I suppose my own aesthetic leads me to be drawn to work that challenges ‘typical,’ but much of the work we experienced over that year of reading submissions forced me to engage with my own stereotypes and see inside them.”
The Untidy Season: An Anthology of Nebraska Women Poets was recognized by the Nebraska Center for the Book with a 2014 Nebraska Book Award in the Anthology category. The Nebraska Book Awards program, sponsored by the Nebraska Center for the Book (NCB), recognizes and honors books that are written by Nebraska authors, published by Nebraska publishers, set in Nebraska, or concerning Nebraska.