Karen Enns published her first book of poetry after working as a classical musician for almost twenty years. That Other Beauty was nominated for the Gerald Lampert Award. Her second collection, Ordinary Hours, was published by Brick Books in 2014. Her poetry has appeared in The Malahat Review, The Fiddlehead, Grain Magazine, The New Quarterly, and The Antigonish Review.
A native of Ontario, she grew up in a Mennonite farming community near Niagara-on-the-Lake. After studying music at Brock University and the University of Western Ontario, she moved to Iowa and then to the west coast of Canada. She lives in Victoria.