Carol Moldaw

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“Earthy in diction, elegant in syntax, Beauty Refracted is a rich, surprising and moving read.”
— Dana Levin

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Carol Moldaw is an award-winning American poet and the author, most recently, of Beauty Refracted (Four Way Books). The recipient of a NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and a Lannan Foundation Residency Fellowship, she is the author of five other books of poetry.

“Several different forms of maturity — emotional, artistic, religious — come together in Moldaw’s poems, which repeatedly achieve lyric junctures of shivering beauty. Her vision is like that of a seasoned naturalist observing the play of life’s impulses over the crust of the earth.”
— The New Yorker

Watch Carol read at the 2021 International Poets & Writers Conclave.

Hear Carol read her poem “Struck Dumb” via Subtropics.

Read Tyler Mills’s 2020 interview with Carol in On the Seawall