Dr. Hollynd Karapetkova


Literature & Languages

Hollynd Karapetkova

Contact Information

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Academic Credentials

B.A., Rice University
M.F.A., Georgia State University
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati

Teaching Areas

  • Creative Writing
  • Modern and Contemporary Literature
  • Composition Practice and Theory

Research Interests

  • Creative Writing Theory and Practice
  • Modern and Contemporary Poetry
  • Literary Translation



Dr. Holly Karapetkova’s poetry, prose, and translations have appeared widely in print and online in places like The Southern Review, The Nashville Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and Prairie Schooner. Her first book, Words We Might One Day Say (2010), won the Washington Writers’ Publishing House Prize for Poetry. Her second book, Towline (2016), won the Vern Rutsala Poetry Prize and was published by Cloudbank Books. She is also the author of more than 20 books and graphic stories for children and young adults.
Dr. Karapetkova serves as faculty literary advisor for Blueink, Marymount’s award-winning magazine of literature and art. Read more on her website,