Karina Lutz

head-shot-lutzKarina Lutz is a writer, editor, teacher, and lifelong activist. She helped secure passage of sustainable energy legislation, thwart a proposed megaport, and restore wetlands in her home watershed of Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, USA. She has performed her epic peace poem, “Encircling Earth,” at dozens of venues in New England.

Her poem New Kinds of Weather will be read at The Solstice Shorts Festival 2016: Shortest Day and is in the Shortest Day, Longest Night Anthology.


“A craving” and “Deer path,” published in The Wayfarer III, no. 1 (Spring 2014): 9.
“At Willow Point” and “Panes of rain,” published in Clade Song VI (Summer 2016)
“Bones to the maple,” published in Blueline XXXVI (Spring 2015): 118.
“Chestnut, elm, maple,” E-Scribes website (now defunct), 2007; republished in Deep Times: A Journal of the Work That Reconnects, I, no 1 (Spring 2016): 17.
“Concentric” and “In lightning,” published in Written River V, no. 1 (Summer 2014): 21.
“Conversation with filaree,” anthologized in Dark Mountain IX (2016): 162 – 3.
“Corpse pose” and “Equally invisible” published in The Bleeding Lion no. 2 (Summer 2015) pp. 60-1.
“Dear Emily,” published by Wilderness House Press 41 (11.1, Spring 2016)
“Dough,” published by S/tick (Winter 2016) 3.2:16.
“Encircling Earth,” published on Traprock Peace Center’s website
“Evening primrose” and “Who,” published in Buddhist Poetry Review X (Fall 2013).
“Half smile,” published in PDXX Collective’s blog (Oct. 20, 2015).
“Hold it” and “Bushwhacking,” published in The Wayfarer IV, no. 1 (Spring 2015): 39.
“In Lime Rock Preserve,” published in Poecology V (Aug. 2015)
“Little green bee,” “Locus of control,” and “Path of the bee,” published in the RavensPerch (June 5, 2016)
“Mass mourning,” published in Visitant (July 7, 2016).
“May the child be at peace,” Narrative Northeast (Jan. 3, 2016).
“Midway through the hike,” published in print and online in Green Living Journal (Fall 2006): 41.
“My friends,” published in The Transnational III (2015): 19.
“Self-countered transference,” published in Twisted Vine Literary Arts Journal (Fall 2015): 101.
“Superpower,” Opus Terra and E-Scribes websites, now defunct, 2006.
“The snake, fearless in the sun,” published in Green Living Journal (Fall 2013): 9.
“Upon ascending into the World Trade Center,” anthologized in Echoes of Mercy, Salve Regina University, spring 2015.
“Welcome to the Anthropocene, era of errors,” Deep Times: A Journal of the Work That Reconnects, I, no 2 (Summer 2016): 41