Karen Pittelman writes poetry, non-fiction about social justice philanthropy, and country songs. Her poems have been published in Bodega, Keyhole, Machine Dreams, New World Writing, The Pinch, and New South. She is the author of Classified: How to Stop Hiding Your Privilege and Use It for Social Change. And her country band Karen & the Sorrows has been featured in Rolling Stone, Billboard, and on WNYC’s The Takeaway. She lives in Brooklyn where she works as a writing coach.