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Karian Markos


Poetry and Fiction 


Seagull Shaman

Knowing the

fish beneath

the waves hide

from her beak,

she prays for 


Instinct drives

her act of



2nd Place Winner, 2022 Illinois State Poetry Society Contest,

Highland Park Poetry Award, Tricube Poem.



One day someone will review my work. They may even like it. 

"Karian Markos is a pretty cool and modern lady."

F.M. Markos, Daughter #1

Some real reviews coming soon...

For now, I'll tell you what my kids think of me.

‘Karian Markos is a very nice, funny and cool person.’


M.M. Markos, Daughter #2

My kids are tough critics.

 “Mommy is the best, best, best, best.”


M.M. Markos, Daughter #3

Upcoming Events

ISPS 28th Annual Poetry Contest

Prize Poem Readings 

January 26, 2023, 7pm CST

Live on Zoom

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About Karian Markos

Karian Markos is a Greek American poet, fiction writer and nonprofit attorney. Her work has been published in Living Crue Magazine, Prairie Light Review, Highland Park Poetry, Beyond Words Literary Magazine, Bombfire and elsewhere. 

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