LOEB, Karen. American, b. 1946. Genres: Literary criticism and history, Novellas/Short stories, Poetry. Career: Columbia College, Chicago, IL, instructor in English, 1968-74; Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL, instructor in writing and composition, 1979-88; University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, associate professor of English, 1988-. Gives readings from her works. Publications: Jump Rope Queen and Other Stories, 1993. Work represented in anthologies. Contributor of articles, stories, and poems to magazines and newspapers. Address: Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI 54702, U.S.A.