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Karen vanMeenen

A114 Liberal Arts
(585) 475-6925

PhD Candidate in Media and Communication (ABD)

European Graduate School

Master of Arts in Media Studies

The New School

Master of Arts in Transformative Language Arts

Vermont College

Graduate of Media Literacy Intentive trainings by Project Looks Sharp and the New Mexico Media Literacy Project

Professional certification as a Certified Applied Poetry Facilitator (Master�s-level clinical degree)

Bachelor of Arts (with Honors) in Literature and Creative Writing

Binghamton University

Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Media Literacy, Visual Literature, Graphic novels, documentary photography, socially aware fine art photography, video installation, Photojournalism and the aesthetics of atrocity


EDITOR of Afterimage, The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism



The Bookworks of Doug Beube. Forthcoming


Nevermore: Poetry and Prose by Edgar Allan Poe, published by Big Pencil Press, Rochester, NY, 2009


Light At the End: The Jesus Poems by Lyn Lifshin, published by Clevis Hook Press, Rochester, NY, 2009


A Glorious Adventure, by Carter Catlett Williams, published by Pioneer Network in Culture Change, Rochester, NY, 2008


Women, Trauma and Visual Expression, by Amy Stacey Curtis. 2005. 2006 Independent Publisher Book Awards Finalist (Psychology/Mental Health) (co-editor)


Giving Sorrow Words: Poems of Strength and Solace, published by the National Association for Poetry Therapy, 2002



Art criticism published in Art New England, Art Papers, Afterimage, Source: Ireland’s Photographic Review, City Newspaper, Film Festival Reporter, National Association of Artists’ Organizations Newsletter, Western New York Artist Residency Exchange Catalogs, the Pyramid Arts Center Newsletter and essays in numerous exhibition catalogs including Maternal Metaphors: Artists/Mothers/Artwork.

Creative Writing Awards!

Join us on April 22nd at 4:00PM in the SAU Reading Room for our annual Creative Writing Awards! Writer David Schickler is our guest speaker, along with live readings from our CW award winners...

To submit your work for the CW awards:

David Schickler's web site: