Karen Levy is an Israeli-American writer. Born in Israel, Levy spent most of her childhood traveling between her native land and the United States. As a result of commuting between these two countries, her writing themes tend to revolve around the search for home and questions of allegiance, as she recounts the immigrant experience in a candid style. Following her military service, Levy pursued her studies in the United States where she earned a B.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of California at Davis, and an M.A. in English/Creative Writing from Sacramento State University where she teaches composition. Her work has appeared in Welter Magazine, So to Speak, The Wayfarer, the Blue Moon, and The Meadow among other publications, and she has been featured on Capital Public Radio’s “Insight” and KDVS 90.3 Poetry & Technology Hour among other interviews. Her memoir, My Father’s Gardens, was a 2014 Pushcart Prize nominee.