Karen Olson is the editor of American Craft. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of Public Art Review and Utne Reader. She’s also worked as a freelance writer, leadership coach, bookstore manager, and firefighter. Karen holds a BA in art history and literature, an MA in creative writing, and an MFA in fiction, and she’s taught writing at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Colorado State University, and Northern Arizona University. She loves exploring big ideas, being in and on water, and the process of turning her urban backyard into a food forest.