. . . has had poems published online in George Simmer's Snakeskin, Tim Love's Poetry about Poetry, the late M A Griffith's the poetry worm, and in hard copy in Island magazine, in Haiku Scotland and The Thing That Matters Most. Karen has performed in Ladies who Lunch at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In March 2012 she was commissioned to write a poem for an installation from StAnza, Scotland's iInternational Poetry Festival.