Karla Huston, Appleton, Wisconsin, writes poetry and poetry reviews. She is available for public speaking,
poetry writing workshops and readings.



Karla Huston is the author of A Theory of Lipstick, Main Street Rag Publications: 2013 as well as seven chapbooks of poetry, most recently Outside of a Dog, dancing girl press & studio: 2013.

Huston has published poetry, reviews and interviews in many state and national journals. Her poem “Theory of Lipstick” was awarded a Pushcart Prize and appeared in The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses (2012). A Theory of Lipstick earned an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Library Association.

Education: B.S. in education: English, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 1993. M.A. in English—creative writing, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 2003.

She serves on the board of The Mill: A Place for Writers, Council for Wisconsin Writers and the Fox Cities Book Festival Authors’ committee.

Currently she teaches poetry writing workshops at The Mill: A Place for Writers.