Carolyn Oliver


Carolyn Oliver is the author of Inside the Storm I Want to Touch the Tremble (University of Utah Press, forthcoming 2022), selected by Matthew Olzmann for the Agha Shahid Ali Prize. Her chapbooks, Mirror Factory (Bone & Ink Press) and Dearling (dancing girl press) will be published in 2022. Carolyn’s poems appear in The Massachusetts Review, Indiana Review, Cincinnati Review, Radar Poetry, Shenandoah, Beloit Poetry Journal, 32 Poems, Southern Indiana Review, Cherry Tree, Plume, DIALOGIST, and elsewhere; her fiction has appeared in Yalobusha Review, Longleaf Review, Tin House Online, Bayou Magazine, Tahoma Literary Review, SmokeLong Quarterly,, The South Carolina Review, Necessary Fiction, and elsewhere. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net in both fiction and poetry, and she is the winner of the E. E. Cummings Prize from the NEPC, the Goldstein Prize from Michigan Quarterly Review, the Writer’s Block Prize in Poetry, and the Frank O’Hara Prize from The Worcester Review, where she now serves as editor. Find her online: