Video Gallery of Poets
in Southern California
Elena Karina Byrnes
Video Gallery of Poets
in Southern California
Elena Karina Byrne
Elena Karina Byrne
Writers Resist LA 2019
Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center
Venice, CA
Poetry at the Ruskin - Elena Karina Byrne Interview
Los Angeles

Poetry.LA Interview Series
Santa Monica, CA
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Elena Karina Byrne is the author of five collections, most recently If This Makes You Nervous (Omnidawn, 2021). A Pushcart Prize recipient, her poems, reviews, essays, and interviews have appeared in numerous publications, including Poetry, Best American Poetry, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, The Paris Review, Kyoto Journal, Volt, American Poetry Review, and Plum. She was a Regional Director of the Poetry Society of America for 12 years and has been a Contributing Editor for the Los Angeles Review of Books. She has been the Programming Consultant & Poetry Stage Manager for The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books for 26 years and the Literary Programs Director for the historic Ruskin Art Club. She has curated programs for the GRI at the J. Paul Getty Center, MOCA, the Craft Contemporary, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, The Clark Library, and USC's Doheny Memorial Library, among others.