Caitlin Doyle’s Poem Featured in The Guardian


Caitlin Doyle (Poetry ’08) has been featured in The Poem of the Week column in The Guardian! Past featured poets include John Ashberry, Paul Muldoon, W.S. Merwin, Alice Oswald, Seamus Heaney, and Patricia Lockwood.  The column’s editor, Carol Rumens, has this to say about Caitlin’s poem:

“Carnival” demonstrates the effectiveness of a “combination of story and song,” with each element being used to complement and complicate the other. The poem’s external patterning depends on the carefully interlocked symmetry and repetition we associate with songs and their pleasurable memorability, but the narrative itself is oblique and teasing, with the potential for carnivalesque disruption…

To read “Carnival,” along with the editor’s full commentary on it, click here.

Congratulations, Caitlin!  We’re pleased to see your poem in such good company!

Caitlin has received numerous fellowships, Writer-In-Residence teaching posts, awards, and publication credits since her graduation from the BU program as the George Starbuck Fellow in Poetry. She is currently an Elliston Fellow in Poetry at the University of Cincinnati, where she serves as the Assistant Editor of The Cincinnati Review.

Her most recent honors include the Frost Farm Poetry Prize, a Yaddo Colony fellowship, and a Writer-In-Residence fellowship at the James Merrill House in Stonington, CT. Her work has appeared in The Yale Review, Poetry Daily, The New Criterion, The Atlantic, The Los Angeles Review of Books, the Poetry Foundation’s “Poem of the Day” series, the PBS NewsHour Poetry Series, and others.

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