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Karian Markos' Biography

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Karian Markos is a Greek American poet, fiction writer and nonprofit attorney. Her first book of poetry, Esemplastic: Many and One has been awarded the 2024 Prairie State Poetry Prize. Her work has been published in Living Crue Magazine, Prairie Light Review, Highland Park Poetry, Beyond Words Literary Magazine, Bombfire and elsewhere. 

Karian's Greek heritage is rooted in the village of Kardamyla, Chios, Greece. The island's medieval history, natural beauty and strong naval tradition provide a treasure trove of inspiration for her writing. 

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