Interview with Karen Kotrba

  • Identifier: 2019 OH 071
  • Date: 11/17/2019
  • Interviewer: McSpirit, Stephanie
  • Interviewee: Kotrba, Karen
  • Description: Poet and author Karen Kotrba discusses her works and the inspiration she draws from the Frontier Nursing Service and the mountain horses they rode to deliver healthcare in Appalachia. In particular, Kotrba shares many of her poems in this interview.
  • Location: Remote
  • Duration: 01:32:16
  • Time Summary:
  • Restrictions: none
  • Rights: Contact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, duplications, rights and permission to publish.
  • Indexer: Taylor, Shelby
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“Interview with Karen Kotrba,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed January 21, 2022,