The purpose of art is to heal.    

--Samuel Avital
Karen S. Williams: Minister, Author, Scholar, Teacher
Welcome to the website of Pushcart Prize nominee, 2009 Poets and Writers Magazine Debut Poet, and writer, Karen S. Williams.

A native of Inkster, Michigan, and featured on American Public Radio's Weekend America Program, Karen writes poetry and creative prose, much of it anchored in topics exploring the Christian spiritual quest; inner healing and freedom; autobiography/memoir; science and nature; American medicine; history; arts & culture; the woman's life journey; and personal transformation & growth. 

An avid journal keeper, podcaster, and blogger, she is a Cave Canem African-American Poetry Fellow and author of, Elegy For A Scarred Shoulder, (Willow Books, 2008) and Marine Life: A World in Poems, Willow Books, 2010). Forthcoming works include the poetry chapbook, Peninsula: Poems of Michigan, the poetry collection, Inkster's Daughter, and her memoir, Testimony of a Scar: A Woman's Book of Healing.

Special Note: Karen is a Michigan-based author formerly affiliated with the Michigan publisher, Aquarius Press/Willow Books. She does not write for or have any past or current affiliation with any urban literature or alternative lifestyle publisher or publishers, including, but not limited to, Kensington Books, Urban Books or the following books including "Harlem on Lock" , "Dirty to the Grave", "The People Vs. Cashmere", "Sweet Giselle", "The Demise of Alexis Vancamp", "Around the Way Girls," or any other related urban literature or alternative lifestyle titles.

Don't forget to sign the Guest Book on the Contact Page to let Karen know you stopped by. 

Thanks for visiting!
About Karen
Marine Life
Elegy/Marine Samples
Weekend America
Weekly Blog