Skolfield Wins PEN New England Award

Karen Skolfield

Karen Skolfield, a lecturer in the College of Engineering who teaches the required Engin 351 “Writing in Engineering” course, has won a PEN New England Award for Literary Excellence for her book of poetry, “Frost in the Low Areas.”

The PEN New England Awards honor literary excellence in fiction, poetry and nonfiction by New England authors.

As the PEN New England website noted about Skolfield,“‘Frost in the Low Areas’ (2013) won the First Book Award for Poetry from Zone 3 Press. She is a 2014 Massachusetts Cultural Council fellow and winner of the 2014 Split This Rock poetry prize and the 2012 Oboh Prize from Boxcar Poetry Review.”