Karen Paul Holmes

Karen Paul Holmes won the 2023 Lascaux Poetry Prize. Her second book is No Such Thing as Distance (Terrapin), and poems have been featured on The Writer’s Almanac, The Slowdown, and Verse Daily. Journal credits include Valparaiso Review, Diode, Pedestal, and many more. She hosts the Side Door Poets in Atlanta.


  • Unrest or What the French Horn Can Teach You

    To master the French Horn, you need lips of steel
  • Once I loved an opera singer from Spain

    for 15 days, maybe 20.