Carolyne Wright

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Carolyne Wright
Bellingham, Washington
EducationSeattle University,
New York University
Alma materSyracuse University

Carolyne Wright (born in 1949, in Bellingham, Washington)[1] is an American poet.


She studied at Seattle University, New York University, and graduated from Syracuse University with master's and doctoral degrees.[2]

She has held visiting creative writing posts at Radcliffe College, Sweet Briar College, Emory University, University of Wyoming, University of Miami, Oklahoma State University, University of Central Oklahoma, University of Oklahoma, The College of Wooster,[3] and Cleveland State University.

She is translation editor of Artful Dodge.[4] Her work appeared in AGNI,[5] Artful Dodge, Hotel Amerika, Hunger Mountain, Iowa Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, New England Review, New Orleans Review, North American Review, Poetry, Poets & Writers, Southern Review.

From 2004 to 2008, she served on the board of directors of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP). Since 2005, she teaches at the Whidbey Writers Workshop.[6] In 2008, she is Thornton Poet in Residence at Lynchburg College,[7] and Distinguished Northwest Poet at Seattle University. She lives in Seattle.[8]


  • Writing Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center
  • Vermont Studio Center Fellowship
  • Yaddo Fellowship
  • Fulbright Study Grant in Chile, during the presidency of Salvador Allende
  • Indo-U.S. Subcommission and Fulbright Senior Research fellowships in Calcutta and Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Witter Bynner Foundation Grant, for A Bouquet of Roses on the Burning Ground
  • NEA Fellowship in Translation, for A Bouquet of Roses on the Burning Ground
  • Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College Fellowship, for A Bouquet of Roses on the Burning Ground
  • Alice Fay di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America, for A Change of Maps'
  • 2007 Independent Book Publishers Bronze Award for Poetry, for A Change of Maps
  • Blue Lynx Prize
  • Oklahoma Book Award in Poetry
  • 2001 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation.
  • PEN/Jerard Fund Award and the Crossing Boundaries Award from International Quarterly for The Road to Isla Negra


  • A Change of Maps (Lost Horse Press, 2006),
  • Seasons of Mangoes and Brainfire. Lynx House Press. 2000. ISBN 978-0-89924-106-7. (2nd edition 2005)
  • Premonitions of an Uneasy Guest. Hardin-Simmons University Press. 1983. ISBN 978-0-910075-02-2. (AWP Award Series)
  • Dale K. Boyer, ed. (1978). Stealing the Children. Ahsahta Press. ISBN 978-0-916272-09-8., an invitational chapbook
  • Carolyne Wright: Greatest Hits 1975-2001. Pudding House Publications. 2002. ISBN 978-1-58998-085-3.
  • A Choice of Fidelities: Lectures and Readings from a Writer's Life (Ashland Poetry Press)



  • The Road to Isla Negra



  1. ^ Wagoner, David; Lehman, David (22 September 2009). The Best American Poetry 2009. ISBN 9781439166260. Retrieved 2020-07-10.
  2. ^ "American Book Award-Winning Poet Carolyne Wright Reads on WSUI April 25 - University News Service - the University of Iowa". Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2009-12-21.
  3. ^ "Carolyn Wright".
  4. ^ "Artful Dodge Editors". Archived from the original on 2009-06-19. Retrieved 2009-12-21.
  5. ^ "AGNI Online: Author Carolyne Wright". Archived from the original on 2009-12-27. Retrieved 2009-12-21.
  6. ^ "Whidbey Island Writers Association - Conference Home Page". Archived from the original on 2009-10-08. Retrieved 2009-12-21.
  7. ^ "Lynchburg College: Falling in love with poetry". Archived from the original on 2010-05-28. Retrieved 2009-12-21.
  8. ^ "Carolyne Wright".