Carol Potter (poet)
|Notable works||Otherwise Obedient (2007)|
Carol Potter is an American poet and professor. Her most recent collection of poems is Otherwise Obedient (Red Hen Press, 2007), which was a 2008 Lambda Literary Award finalist. Her poems have appeared in literary journals and magazines including Poetry Magazine, FIELD, The Massachusetts Review, The American Poetry Review, Iowa Review, Women's Review of Books, Prairie Schooner, Maize, The Journal[disambiguation needed], and Arts & Letters and in anthologies including Pushcart XXVI. She won a dA center for the Arts Poetry Award and has received residency and fellowship grants from MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Fundacion Valparaiso, Villa Montalvo, Centrum, and the Millay Colony for the Arts. She was also Writer-in-Residence at Thurber House in 2003, and Visiting Poet at the Indiana University MFA Program (2003–2004).
Potter was born and raised in northwestern Connecticut, and earned her B.A. English/Journalism, Women's Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and her MFA from the MFA Program for Poets & Writers at Umass, as well as her Certificate in Women's Studies. Potter taught for 17 years at Holyoke Community College, currently teaches in the MFA program at Antioch University in Los Angeles, as well as at Community College of Vermont in Newport, and lives in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.
- Otherwise Obedient (Red Hen Press, 2007)
- Short History of Pets (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2000)
- Upside Down In The Dark (Alice James Books, 1995)
- Before We Were Born (Alice James Books, 1990)
Awards and honors
- 2001 The Balcones Poetry Prize
- 2001 Pushcart Prize
- 1999 Cleveland State University Poetry Center Award
- 1990 New Letters Award for Poetry
- 1986 Tom McAfee Discovery Award from The Missouri Review