Photograph taken in 2006 by Elizabeth J. Colen
3 January 1968 |
Carol Guess (born January 3, 1968) is an American novelist and poet. 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. Currently Professor of English at Western Washington University, she lives in Washington State. She is openly lesbian. 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. In 2014 she was awarded the Philolexian Award for Distinguished Literary Achievement by the Philolexian Society of Columbia University.
- 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)