Karen Villeda ia the author of seven books of poetry, three essay collections and three children's books for which she has received numerous awards. Her most recent books are Teoría de cuerdas (Vaso Roto, Madrid, 2023) and Anna y Hans (Fondo de Cultura Económica, Mexico City). Her work has been translated into various languages, including Arabic, English, French, German, Greek, and Portuguese. She has published her work in Asymptote, Words Without Borders, Vice, Letras Libres and other media. She is one of the few Mexican poets in the Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape of the Library of Congress. She participated in the International Writing Program in 2015, was Writer in Residence at the Vermont Studio Center in 2018 and was awarded La Página Dorada for women writers under 40 years old. She has has received grants and fellowships​ from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Open Society Foundations, the Ragdale Foundation, Under the Volcano, the National Endowment for Culture and the Arts, among other institutions. In POETronicA (www.poetronica.net) she explores literature and multimedia.