In the circles of progress
there exist communities of weakness
silent enough to vanquish
collective blood and namesakes
of markets too beastly for a human price-tag
and too serpentine for demonic reparations
as disparate acts of hope and salvation
continuously promise to repair what has never been broken.
George K. Karos was raised in Martinsburg,West Virginia, where he attended public schools until the completion of seventh grade. He then attended and graduated from Saint James School located in Washington County, Maryland. He received his Bachelor of Arts from West Virginia University in 1991, and his Master of Arts from American University in 1999. For over two decades, George has studied, performed, and worked with numerous arts projects, musical collaborations, and arts-related organizations facilitating various art-mediums and expression as an artist, a magazine columnist and poetry editor, lead singer for rock bands, performance artist, and folk singer. As a solo artist/acoustic guitarist and songwriter, he has toured and performed in musical venues throughout America with an emphasis on the regions of his Mid-Atlantic roots. Over the last 20 years, he has had three books of poetry published by Red Dragon Press and also performed solo performance art works in improvisational settings in regional art spaces with nationally known artists and music groups. He currently lives in Central Florida and works as a communications director of an international boarding school where he continues to write, record, tour, and perform his acoustic music infused with poetry.