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Dr. Hollynd Karapetkova
Associate Professor of English
Contact Information

(703) 284-1594

Academic Credentials

B.A., Rice University
M.F.A., Georgia State University
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
Teaching Areas:
  • Creative Writing
  • Modern and Contemporary Poetry
  • Composition Practice and Theory
  • World Literature
Research Interests:
  • Contemporary Creative Writing and Theory
  • 20th-Century Poetry
  • Children’s Literature
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Poetry in Performance
Dr. Holly Karapetkova’s poetry, prose, and translations from the Bulgarian have appeared in a number of journals and anthologies, including The Crab Orchard Review, New Madrid, The Marlboro Review, River Styx, Cream City Review, The Ledge, Calyx, 150 Contemporary Sonnets, and the International Poetry Anthology (Slovenia).

She is the author of more than 20 books and graphic stories for children and young adults, including Katydid? Katy Didn’t!, Knock! Knock!, and Goodbye Friends. Dr. Karapetkova also serves as artist-in-residence and literary advisor for the Rhodope International Theatre Laboratory summer program in Smolyan, Bulgaria, where she teaches, writes, and performs poetry for the stage.

She serves as faculty literary advisor for blueInk, Marymount’s award-winning magazine of literature and art.