Carol Moldaw

Carol Moldaw’s new book of poems, Beauty Refracted, is forthcoming from Four Way Books in the winter of 2018. Her most recent books are So Late, So Soon: New and Selected Poems and The Widening, a short novel. She is the author of four other books of poetry, including The Lightning Field, which won the 2002 FIELD Poetry Prize. Her work has been translated into Turkish, Chinese, and Portuguese.

Ms. Moldaw is the recipient of a Lannan Foundation Marfa Writer’s Residency, an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, and a Pushcart Prize, and her work is published widely in journals, including AGNI, Antioch Review, Boston Review, Chicago Review, Conjunctions, Denver Quarterly, FIELD, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Parnassus, Threepenny Review, and Triquarterly.

From 2005–2008 Moldaw was on the faculty of Stonecoast, the University of Southern Maine’s low-residency M.F.A. program, and she has conducted residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, and taught at the College of Santa Fe and in the MFA program at Naropa University. In the spring of 2011 she served as the Louis D. Rubin, Jr., Writer-in-Residence at Hollins University.

She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her husband and daughter.


Book Reviews by Carol Moldaw

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The poems in Ange Mlinko’s Distant Mandate take us through varying landscapes, weather, cultures; a child’s haircut, stage performances, museum exhibits, walks, drives and throughout, the