Caitlin Doyle (Poetry 2008) is currently the featured poet for the “Identity Theory” Emerging Poet Interview Series. During the interview, she offers brilliant insights about a range of topics including: her writing process, class issues in the literary world, her background in film, the relationship between cinema and poetry, and her experience teaching poetry and screenwriting as the Emerging Writer-In-Residence at Penn State this past fall. She also offers trenchant thoughts about the ages-old “free verse” vs. “formal verse” debate, as well as engaging in an engrossing discussion about approaches to the teaching of prosody (in which she mentions her experiencing studying with BU MFA Professor Derek Walcott).
Click here to read Caitlin’s fascinating and in-depth interview with J. Dee Cochran of “Identity Theory”: http://www.identitytheory.com/caitlin-doyle-emerging-poet-interview/
Caitlin Doyle’s poetry has appeared in The Atlantic, The Threepenny Review, Boston Review, Black Warrior Review, Measure, Best New Poets 2009, and many others. She has received residency fellowships at a variety of artists’ colonies, including the MacDowell Colony and the Ucross Foundation. She has taught poetry as the Writer-In-Residence at St. Albans School, as the Emerging Writer-In-Residence at Penn State, Altoona, and as a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Boston University. Her recent honors include the Amy Award in Poetry through Poets & Writers Magazine and a Tennessee Williams Scholarship through the Sewanee Writers Conference.