Karin Andersen was born in 1960, in Marondera, Zimbabwe. She has lived in France, England, Tunisia and Cape Town but now calls the small village of Suurbraak home, and hopes to grow a food forest there. In her writing she attempts to capture and make sense of the joy and pain of living in this world, and sometimes wishes that her poems would make people laugh rather than sigh. Karin has had poems published in two Sol Plaatjie anthologies, in a collection called A Woman sits down to write, and most recently in Indra’s Net, an international poetry collection, as well as online at the Wagon Wheel. She blogs and is a contributing author to the Life Righting Collective’s This is how it is anthology.

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