George K. Karos' Diaspora in Channels of Life

I am always concerned how I will survive the day,
And the night within the day, and so forth.

Everyone feels differently garnishing empty space.
We are all beautifully alone; aging children, pleasure seekers
And loyalists to creation.

George K. Karos was raised in Martinsburg, West Virginia, where he attended public schools until the completion of seventh grade. He then attended and graduated from Saint James School, located in Washington County, Maryland. He received his Bachelor of Arts from West Virginia University in 1991, and his Master of Arts from American University in 1999. For over two decades, he has created, studied, performed, and worked on numerous arts projects, in musical collaborations, with arts-related organizations facilitating various art-mediums and expression as an artist, as a magazine columnist and poetry editor; a lead singer for rock bands, a performance artist, and a folk singer. As a solo artist/acoustic guitarist and band-member or songwriter, he has toured and performed in musical venues throughout America with an emphasis on the regions of his mid-Atlantic roots. He has also performed solo works in improvisational settings in art spaces with nationally known artists and music groups. Over the last 20 years, he has had three books of poetry published by Red Dragon Press, has been published in over 20 national and international literary publications, and had his work included in the Grace Calvelieri Collection, donated to the Gelman Library of George Washington University. More recently, he has received acceptances to over 20 worldwide literary sources, e-literary journals and blogs, and hardcover poetry publications, which include Fowlpox Press (a literary journal from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada), PoetsWest (the non-profit literary organization from Seattle, Washington), Poetry Pacific (Vancouver, Canada), The Screech Owl (United Kingdom), The Tower Journal, Indefinite Space, Bitchin’ Kitsch, Tophat Raven, Dead Snakes, Dark Gothic Resurrected, The Criterion of English Literature, California’s FictionWeek, Vox Poetica, Ascent Aspirations, De la Mancha and Idiom Magazine.

He currently lives in Central Florida where he continues to write, record, tour, and perform his acoustic music infused with poetry.