Carol Guess

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Carol Guess
Carol Guess 2006.JPG
Photograph taken in 2006 by Elizabeth J. Colen
Born (1968-01-03) 3 January 1968 (age 49)
Bethesda, Maryland
Occupation Poet, novelist
Nationality American

Carol Guess (born January 3, 1968) is an American novelist and poet.[1] Her family moved frequently during her childhood. Her father, Harry Guess, was an epidemiologist. Her mother, Gerry Guess, is a homemaker and teacher. Guess attended Columbia University, majoring in English while studying ballet. She later earned graduate degrees in Creative Writing and English from Indiana University.[1] Currently Professor of English at Western Washington University,[2] she lives in Washington State. She is openly lesbian.[2] Her books Homeschooling, Femme's Dictionary, and Gaslight were nominated for Lambda Literary Awards. Switch was a finalist for the American Library Association's Stonewall Book Award in 1999.[3] In 2014 she was awarded the Philolexian Award for Distinguished Literary Achievement by the Philolexian Society of Columbia University.

Selected publications[edit]

  • Your Sick (co-written with Elizabeth J. Colen and Kelly Magee), Jellyfish Highway Press, 2016.
  • With Animal (co-written with Kelly Magee), Black Lawrence Press, 2015.
  • How to Feel Confident with Your Special Talents (co-written with Daniela Olszewska, Black Lawrence Press, 2014)
  • X Marks The Dress: A Registry (Gold Wake Press, 2013)
  • F IN (Noctuary Press, 2013)
  • Index Of Placebo Effects (Matter Press, 2012)
  • Doll Studies: Forensics (Black Lawrence Press, 2012)
  • Darling Endangered (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2011)
  • My Father In Water (Shearsman Books, 2011)
  • Homeschooling (PS Publishing, 2010)
  • Love Is A Map I Must Not Set On Fire (VRZHU Press, 2009)
  • Tinderbox Lawn (Rose Metal Press, 2008)
  • Femme's Dictionary (Calyx Books, 2004)
  • Gaslight (Odd Girls Press, 2001)
  • Switch (Calyx Books, 1998)
  • Seeing Dell (Cleis Press, 1996)


  1. ^ a b Bloch, Julia (1 December 2004), "Educated Guess", Curve, retrieved 19 January 2009 
  2. ^ a b Mickelson, Jory M. (2008), "Carol Guess: The Write Stuff", The Western Front (newspaper), retrieved 22 January 2009 
  3. ^ "Stonewall Book Awards", American Library Association website, retrieved 22 January 2009 

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