Kara Goughnour is a queer poet and documentarian living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  

She is the 2018 winner of the Gerald Stern Poetry Award, and her work is published or forthcoming in Pamplemousse Literary Journal, Oyster River Pages, Riggwelter Press, Little Rose Magazine, Dragon Poet Review, The Free Library of the Internet Void, The Southampton Review, Paper Trains Literary Journal, Toe Good Journal, Awkward Mermaid Literary Magazine, FIVE:2:ONE, The Hellbore, Peach Mag, The Dandelion Review, Red Eft Review, Theta Wave, and Third Point Press.

In addition to writing, she is an Editorial Assistant for Homology Lit, an online literary magazine for people of color, those who exist within the LGBTQIA+ community, and those with disabilities.

She is also the Blog Manager for The Speakeasy Project, an online workshop series for writers of all ages & backgrounds.

For general inquiries, or to book readings, please email contact@karagoughnour.com.