About

Carol Moldaw is an award-winning American poet and the author, most recently, of Beauty Refracted (Four Way Books). She is the author of five other books of poetry: So Late, So Soon; The Lightning Field, which won the FIELD Poetry Prize; Through the WindowChalkmarks on Stone; and Taken from the River. She is also author of the novel The Widening.

Moldaw is the recipient of several literary distinctions including an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and a Lannan Foundation Residency Fellowship. Her poems have been published widely, appearing in AGNI, Denver Quarterly, FIELD, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Parnassus, The Threepenny Review, Triquarterly, and a number of other well-known journals and magazines.

“Moldaw’s poems can be felt much like lightning is felt — as a dashed stroke of electricity that resonates long after the flash dissolves into a vast sky or field.”
– Jennifer Belcik, Southwestern American Literature

Moldaw’s poems have been published in a number of anthologies, including Western Wind: An Introduction to Poetry and Under 35: A New Generation of American Poets, and her work has been translated into Chinese, Portuguese and Turkish. A respected reviewer and essayist, Moldaw’s prose has appeared in a number of journals including Partisan Review and The Antioch Review.

A teacher of creative writing, Moldaw has taught at Naropa University, the College of Santa Fe and at Stonecoast, the University of Southern Maine’s low-residency MFA program. She is a recurrent Visiting Writer at the Vermont Studio Center and served as the Louis D. Rubin, Jr., Writer-in-Residence at Hollins University.

Moldaw teaches privately and is available for readings, educational events, workshops and interviews. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her husband and daughter.