Carol Smallwood


Author's Bio

Carol Smallwood's Women on Poetry: Tips on Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching is on Poets & Writers Magazine List of Best Books for Writers. Some of her over five dozen edited nonfiction books were published by American Library Association, Rowman & Littlefield, McFarland, and others. Carol wrote for the Detroit News and appears in: Who's Who in America; Who's Who in the World; Contemporary Authors New Revision (CANR) 282; Contemporary Authors Online Biography in Context; The Michigan Poet Collected Poems 2010-2015; Wikipedia. The multiple Pushcart nominee, a literary judge, reader, and columnist, has written dozens of reviews and interviews for such places as New Pages, World Literature Today, Rain Taxi Review of Books and appears in How to Write Classical Poetry, The Society of Classical Poets.

Publications and Prizes

A Matter of Selection
(Poetic Matrix Press, 2018)
, Compartments: Poems on Nature, Femininity and Other Realms
(Anaphora Literary Press, 2011)
, Divining the Prime Meridian
(WordTech Editions, 2015)
, In Hubble's Shadow
(Shanti Arts Publishing, 2017)
, In the Measuring
(Shanti Arts Publishing, 2018)
, Interweavings
(Shanti Arts Publishing, 2017)
, Lily's Odyssey
(All Things That Matter Press, 2010)
, Patterns: Moments in Time
(WordTech Communications, 2019)
, Prisms, Particles, and Refractions
(Finishing Line Press, 2017)
, Prisms, Particles, and Refractions
(Finishing Line Press, 2017)
, Visits and Other Passages
(WordTech Communications, 2019)
, Water, Earth, Air, Fire, and Picket Fences
(Lamar University Press, 2014)
A Successful Completion
(Diversion Press, 2017)
, Anthology of Grass Roots Poets
(Green Fuse Poetic Arts Association, 2012)
, Best New Writing 2010
(Hopewell Publications, 2009)
, Bones II
(Quality Paperback Book Club, 2014)
, Entanglement
(Scars Publications, 2013)
, Far Villages
(Black Lawrence Press, 2019)
, Happily Never After
(Fey Publishing, 2014)
, heart splatters
(Penhead Press, 2014)
, How to Write Classical Poetry: A Guide to Forms, Techniques, and Meaning
(CreateSpace, 2017)
, Illuminations
(Ten Speed Press, 2006)
, Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry
(Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, 2004)
, Poised in Flight
(Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2013)
, Sliding Doors/Parallel Lives
(River Poets Anthology, 2015)
, Sweet Dreams and Night Terrors
(Static Movement, 2014)
, Telling Our Stories UltraShort Memoir
(Telling Our Stories Press, 2013)
, The Michigan Poet: Collected Poems 2010-2015
(CreateSpace, 2016)
, Trigger Warning: Poetry Saved My Life
(Swimming With Elephants Publications, 2014)
, Two Roads
(Bunbury Publishing, 2018)
, Winter Tales II: Women on the Art of Aging
(Serving House Books, 2012)
, You Can Be a Winning Writer: The 4 C’s Approach of Successful Authors – Craft, Commitment, Community, and Confidence
(Mango Press, 2018)
, 13th Moon, A Long Story Short, A Tender Touch and a Shade of Blue, About Place Journal, Adanna, Angle Journal of Poetry in English, Ann Arbor Review, Annapurna Magazine, Art Times, Ascent Aspirations, Aurorean, Bear Creek Haiku, Behemoth Review, Better Than Starbucks, BlazeVOX, Boston Literary Magazine, Boston Poetry Magazine, Burning Word, Cahoodaloodaling, Capper's, Century 121, Chaffin Journal, Chantarelle’s Notebook , Chantwood Magazine, Chest, Chiron Review, Clackamas Literary Review, Common Ground Review, Conceit Magazine, Contemporary American Voices, Crab Creek Review, Crisis Chronicles Online Library, Crossed Out Magazine, Crucible, Curio Poetry, DoveTales, Drunken Boat, Dying Dahlia Review, Earth's Daughters, Eat Your Words, English Journal, Epiphany, Exit 13 Magazine, FewerThan500, FLARE: The Flagler Review, Folia, Former People: A Journal of Bangs and Whimpers, Free Focus, Free Verse, FreightTrain Magazine, Front Porch Review, Full of Crow, Ginosko Literary Journal, Glass Kite Anthology, Gyroscope Review, Haggard and Halloo, Hazmat Review, Heartlands: A Magazine of Midwest Life & Art, Heliotrope, Her Circle Ezine, Heron Tree, Home Planet News, Hospital Drive, Hotel Amerika, I-70 Review, Icon, Iconoclast, Illya's Honey, In Our Own Words, Indiana Voice Journal, Instructor Magazine, Intima: Narrative Medicine, Iris, IthacaLit, Jelly Bucket, Journal of International Women's Studies, Kaleidoscope, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Life As An [insert label here], Linq, Litconic, Literary Mama, Long Story Short, Lowestoft Chronicle, LSR, Lullwater Review, Lummox, Lynx Eye, Marco Polo Arts Mag, Mayday Magazine, Michigan Quarterly Review, Midwestern Gothic, Miller's Pond, Mindprints, Möbius, Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, Mom Egg Review, Mused BellaOnline Literary Review, Nebo, Nexus, Niche Literary Magazine, Northern Stars Magazine, Open Palm Print, Oracle Fine Arts Review, Our Day's Encounter, Parentheses, Parnassus Literary Journal, Peacock Journal, Pegasus, Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Philae, Phoebe, Pirene's Fountain, PKA's Advocate, Pleiades, Poesia, Poetic Diversity, Poetry Quarterly,, Postcard Poems and Prose, Pralaton, Praxis, Prick of the Spindle, Qua Magazine, Ragazine, Rain Taxi, Randomly Accessed Poetics, Red Booth Review, Red Earth Review, Red Owl, RHINO, Rockhurst Review, S/tick, Salome Magazine, Sassafras Literary Magazine, Scarlet Leaf Review, Scholars & Rogues, scissors & spackle, Scrivener Creative Review, Seconds Magazine, See Spot Run, Seeding the Snow, Sentinel Literary Quarterly, Serving House Journal, Shark Reef, Sheepshead Review, Shemom, Short Fuse, sidereality, Sierra Nevada College Review, Skylark Magazine, Skyline Magazine, Snow Monkey, Society of Classical Poets, SP Quill, Spectrum, Spire, Star 82 Review, Straight Forward, Subliminal Interiors, Sugar Mule, Sweet Pea Review, Synchronized Chaos, Talking River Review, Taproot Literary Review, Tell Us a Story, The Barefoot Review, The Binnacle, Blind Man's Rainbow, The Bookends Review, Commonline Journal, The Criterion: An International Journal in English, The Drabbler, Dying Goose, The Fear of Monkeys, The Feminist Wire, The Glass Coin, The Literary Nest, The Literary Yard, The Main Street Rag, Michigan Poet, The Mindful Word, The Muse, the museum of americana, New Verse News, The Oak, Other Journal, The Penman Review, The Prose Poem, The Reprint, The Review Review, The River, The Road Not Taken, Rusty Nail, The Shine Journal, The South Carolina Review, The Storyteller, The Taylor Trust: Poetry & Prose, The Vehicle, The Voices Project, The Whistling Fire, Working Writer, Write Place at the Write Time, Write Room, Writer's Chronicle, Writer's Monthly Review, The Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine, Third Wednesday, Thrice Fiction, Tipton Poetry Journal, Touch: Healing in the Arts, trans lit mag, Transcendent Visions, Verdad, Vermillion, Verse Wisconsin, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, Vitamin ZZZ, vox poetica, Wavelength, Westward Quarterly, When Women Waken, Wilderness House Literary Review, Willard & Maple, William & Mary Review, Willows Wept Review, Women & Language, Word Riot, Wordgathering, Words Apart, World Literature Today, Write On!, Writer Advice, Writer's Post Journal, Young Ravens Literary Review, Z-composition, Zillah
A Ceremony
(Head & the Hand, 2014)
, On the Way to Wendy's
(Pudding House Publications, 2008)
Prizes Won: 
National Federation of State Poetry Societies Award; Franklin-Christoph Poetry Contest Winner; Eric Hoffer Award for Prose; ByLine 1st Place for First Chapter of a Novel. Thirteenth Annual International Ultra-Short Competition Honorable Mention, 2016; nominated Society of Midland Authors Award in Poetry by Finishing Line Press; Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award  .

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
The Nick Adams Stories by Ernest Hemingway

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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
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Last updated: Mar 27, 2019