Moderator Catherine Hammond welcomes Karen Rigby, author of Chinoiserie (2011 Sawtooth Poetry Prize, Ahsahta Press, 2012, to Poetry in April. Rigby received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and has been published in venues including Poetry Daily, Washington Square, Meridian, Field, Black Warrior Review, Quarterly West and New England Review. Her poetry is anthologized in Best New Poets 2008, among others. She is one of the founding editors and webmasters of Cerise Press, an international online journal of literature, arts, and culture. Rigby graduated from Carnegie Mellon University (BA 2001) and the University of Minnesota (MFA 2004).