Karen Jane Cannon is a UK poet and author. Emergency Mints, her debut poetry pamphlet, was published in 2018 by Paper Swans Press. Her second pamphlet The Curfew Bell was published in January 2021 by Indigo Dreams Publishing and is available to buy from their website now: https://www.indigodreams.co.uk/karen-jane-cannon/4595121238

Karen was commended for the Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine in 2021, shortlisted for The Bridport Prize, 2019, a finalist in the Mslexia Poetry Competition, 2017 and was commended for the Flambard Poetry Prize in 2014. Her poems have been published widely in  literary journals and anthologies in the UK and USA, including Acumen, Envoi, Magma, Mslexia, Orbis, The Interpreter’s House, Ink, Sweat & Tears, and Popshot.

Powder Monkey (as Karen Sainsbury) was published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in 2002 and Phoenix in 2003.

Karen is also an award-winning radio playwright. She has an MA with distinction in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University, where she lectured for three years. She is a PhD Candidate at the University of Southampton researching landscape and visual perception. Karen is creator  of  https://newforestpoetryproject.wordpress.com/ & Silent Voices: found poetry of lost women