English Research Area

Dr. Holly Karapetkova is currently serving as Arlington County Poet Laureate and working on an Anthology of Arlington Young Poets, a project sponsored by an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowship. She is the author of two books of poetry, Words We Might One Day Say, winner of the Washington Writers’ Publishing House Poetry Award, and Towline, winner of the Vern Rutsala Poetry Contest from Cloudbank Books. Her current poetry manuscript projects, Dear Empire and Planter’s Wife, grapple with the deep wounds left by our history of racism, slavery, and environmental destruction.