Because I Could Not Stop My Bike ISBN  1-58089-035-0, 2003

Karen Jo Shapiro, Children's Book Author

I Must Go Down to the Beach AgainISBN 978-1-58089-143-1, 2007





 Karen Jo (KJ) has had a lifelong passion for writing poetry and silly parodies. A graduate of Colby College with B.A.’s in English and Spanish, she enjoys poking fun at the seriousness of the classic poets while honoring their enduring talents.

Karen Jo is also a psychologist with a private practice, Your Next Steps Coaching, and is on the adjunct faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership. She lives with her husband Steven, daughter Elina, and son David in Greensboro, NC.

Listen to KJ speaking on NPR Morning Edition about her poems.

“Do not ask for whom the poems are told-- the poems are told for you”         
​                                                                   (with apologies to John Donne)