Caroline Rothstein

Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer, Spoken Word Artist

Author's Bio

Caroline Rothstein is an internationally touring and acclaimed writer, poet, performer, and educator. Her work has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, BuzzFeed, NYLON, Narratively, The Guardian, The Forward, Kveller, Radius, HEArt Online, Poetica Magazine, and elsewhere. Caroline and her work have been featured widely including in The New Yorker, MTV News, Chicago Tribune, CBS Evening News, BuzzFeed News, HuffPost, Mic, and Newsweek. She was a member of the 2010 Nuyorican Poets Cafe slam team, which placed second at the 2010 National Poetry Slam, and co-coached the 2013 Nuyorican Poets Cafe slam team, which placed third. She serves on faculty for the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s annual Cornerstone Fellowship, is a Youth Mentor at Urban Word NYC, and is a facilitator for the Dialogue Arts Project. She tours year-round performing her poetry at colleges, universities, schools, summer camps, community organizations, and performance venues worldwide. She has a B.A. in classical studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.S. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in Brooklyn.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Journals:
BuzzFeed
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Cosmopolitan
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Guardian
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Marie Claire Magazine

Poetry

Journals: , ,
If and Only If
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Our Town
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Spoken Word

Performances:
The Duplex - New York, NY (2019)
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PUBLIC ARTS - New York, NY (2018)
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"An Evening with Caroline Rothstein" - Los Angeles, CA (2016)
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"Discover Your Core and Nurture It: Embracing Authenticity & Letting Go of Shame,” Lake Forest, IL (2016)
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"A Letter From my Judaism to My Body," Birmingham, England (2015)
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"Cumming Home," Nuyorican Poets Cafe - New York, NY (2015)
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Williams College, Williamstown, MA (2015)
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“A Light in the Darkness,” Birmingham, England (2015)
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"Outspoken," Columbia/Barnard - New York, NY (2014)
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Armstrong Atlantic University - Savannah, GA (2013)
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Georgia Highlands College - Douglasville, GA (2013)
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Georgia Highlands College - Rome, GA (2013)
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University of North Georgia - Watkinsville, GA (2013)
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“Recycled Jazz Beats," Nuyorican Poets Cafe (2013)
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Apache Cafe - Atlanta, GA (2012)
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Art Amok Slam - Atlanta, GA (2012)
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Beltway Poetry Slam - Washington, D.C. (2012)
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Bloombars - Washington, D.C. (2012)
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Charis Books and More - Atlanta, GA (2012)
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Culture Project - New York, NY (2012)
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Dirty Gerund - Worcester, MA (2012)
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Emory University - Atlanta, GA (2012)
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Java Monkey Slam - Atlanta, GA (2012)
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Loser Slam - Long Branch, NJ (2012)
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Metric Mondays - Indianapolis, IN (2012)
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Pace University - New York, NY (2012)
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Poet's Asylum - Worcester, MA (2012)
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Port Veritas - Portland, ME (2012)
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Princeton University - Princeton, NJ (2012)
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Tang Museum at Skidmore College - Saratoga Springs, NY (2012)
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The Living Theatre - New York, NY (2012)
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Three Rivers Community College - Norwich, CT (2012)
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Washington University, St. Louis (2012)
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Wine Up - Charlotte, NC (2012)
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Words of Wisdom - Durham, NC (2012)
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Busboys & Poets - Washington, D.C. (2011)
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Colby College - Waterville, ME (2011)
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College of William & Mary - Williamsburg, VA (2011)
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Nuyorican Poets Cafe - New York, NY (2011)
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Steel City Slam - Pittsburgh, PA (2011)
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Studio BE - Chicago, IL (2011)
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The Green Mill - Chicago, IL (2011)
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Wesleyan University - Middletown, CT (2011)
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Barnard College - New York, NY (2009)
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Lolita Bar - New York, NY (2009)
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The Tank - New York, NY (2009)
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Binghamton University - Binghamton, NY (2008)
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SUNY New Paltz - New Paltz, NY (2008)
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University of California, Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz, CA (2007)
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Yale University - New Haven, CT (2007)
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University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA (2006)
Prizes won: 

 2019 “Melt,” Telly Award, Silver Winner, Artistic Media / OneStudent, General-Social Issues, 2015 Article of the Year, CASE District Award of Excellence, 2012 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity's Planet Activist Award, 2012 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity's Outstanding Overall Production of a Solo Show for "faith," writer & performer

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Feminist, Jewish, White
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Chicago
Raised in: 
Wilmette, IL
Illinois
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Last update: Apr 13, 2020