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Carolyn Beard Whitlow

Carolyn Beard Whitlow

  • Guilford College
    5800 West Friendly Avenue
    Greensboro, NC 27410
  • Phone: (336) 316-2116
  • E-mail: cbeardwh@guilford.edu

Author's Bio

Named a Cave Canem Fellow in 2000, Carolyn Beard Whitlow is a New Formalist who writes lyric, blues, jazz and persona poems. Although not a Slam Poet, she is known for her dynamic readings. While Charles A. Dana Professor of English at Guilford College, a Liberal Arts Quaker College in Greensboro,NC, she has been awarded writing residencies at Yaddo, Soul Mountain and Hedgebrook. Finalist for both the 1991 Barnard New Women Poets Prize and the 2006 Ohio State University Prize in Poetry, her book VANISHED won the 2006 Naomi Long Madgett Prize in Poetry. She published the essay on the Villanelle form entitled "Blues in Black and White" in BEYOND NEW FORMALISM: CONTEMPORARY ESSAYS on POETIC FORM and NARRATIVE. She draws from the same creative well as a fiber artist. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F85a8ijYZzc

Publications and Prizes

Vanished (Lotus Press, 2006), Wild Meat (Lost Roads Press, 1986)
When the Wind Stills (Finishing Line Press, 2013)
Obsession: Sestinas in the 21st Century (University Press of New England, 2014), A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry (University of Akron Press, 2012), Villanelles (Random House Value Publishing, 2012), Home is Where: An Anthology of African American Poets from the Carolinas (Hub City Press, 2011), Three Genres: Writing Fiction/Non-Fiction, Poetry and Drama (9th ed.) (Prentice Hall, 2011), Women's Work: Modern Women Poets Writing in English (Seren Books, 2008), Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem's First Decade (University of Michigan Press, 2006), Kakalak 2006: An Anthology of Carolina Poets (Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2006), The Paradelle (Red Hen Press, 2006), The Paradelle: An Anthology (Red Hen Press, 2005), Crossroads: Creative Writing Exercises in Four Genres (Pearson Longman, 2004), Open Roads: Exercises in Writing Poetry (Pearson Longman, 2004), Touched By Eros (Live Poets Society, 2004), Writing Your Rhythm (Story Line Press, 2002), American Diaspora: Poetry of Exile (University of Iowa Press, 2000), Word and Witness: 100 Years of North Carolina Poetry (Academic Books, 1999), A Formal Feeling Comes: Poems in Form by Contemporary Women (Story Line Press, 1994)
13th Moon, 5 A.M., African American Review, Callaloo, Cold Mountain Review, Crab Orchard Review, Indiana Review, Kenyon Review, Many Mountains Moving, Mockingbird, Obsidian II: Black Literature in Review, Obsidian lll: Literature in the African Diaspora, Solo Cafe, storySouth, Tar Wolf Review, The Massachusetts Review, Tiger's Eye
2006 Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award 2012 Sonia Sanchez/Amiri Baraka Prize in Poetry

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Listing last updated: September 13, 2013

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African American
Born in:
Detroit, MI
Raised in:
Detroit, MI

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