Karen Schubert

Karen Schubert is the author of the forthcoming poetry collection The Compost Reader (Accents Publishing, 2020) and five chapbooks, most recently Dear Youngstown (NightBallet Press, 2019). Her poems appear or are forthcoming in Coal Hill Review, Carbombs to Cookie Tables: the Youngstown Anthology II (Belt Publishing), Postcard Poems and Prose Magazine, Rat’s Ass Review, and Best American Poetry Online. Her awards include an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award and residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and Headlands Center for the Arts. She is Director of Lit Youngstown.

Payday

a bowl lowers down twinkling with popcorn balls, lacquer candy apples, Bazooka gum wrapped in comics, neon-yellow smiley stickers or the motherlode: full-sized Clark bars