Karla Huston


Karla Huston, Wisconsin Poet Laureate (2017-2018), has an MA in English/Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She is also the co-founder and vice president of The Mill. Huston authored a full collection of poems, A Theory of Lipstick (Main Street Rag Publications, 2013), which won an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Library Association (the title poem won Pushcart’s Best of the Small Presses Award in 2011). She has published eight chapbooks of poetry, most recently Grief Bone (Five Oaks Press, 2017). Huston serves on the board of directors for the Council for Wisconsin Writers and is also a member of the authors’ committee for the Fox Cities Book Festival. Her poems, reviews, and interviews have appeared in many regional and national journals.