“Caitlin Doyle writes . . .
highly original poems steeped in both meaning and musicality . . . whether she is constructing in free verse or in more traditional forms, Doyle’s surprising creations use ‘sound as a doorway to sense’ . . . Doyle’s poems are serious and complex, but also witty and playful, and it’s this tension that makes her writing so innovative . . .” Gwarlingo [more]
moves effortlessly from wit to profundity, a tonal range matched by a remarkable breadth of technical ability . . .” Apostrophe Cast [more]
“Thirteen,” by Caitlin Doyle,
which is such a remarkable combination of ideas and word-play around the transformations to a girl in her thirteenth year that it is like a socks-on-carpet spark to the brain.” Best New Poets 2009 review [more]
“I found the narrative persona . . .
in these poems to be playful and inventive. This is a narrator who responds actively to the world and uses imagery to challenge seemingly ordinary things … in the very first poem, the narrator has so much fun using language to recreate sound effects, which are recreated sounds. It’s clever, sure, but it’s also a sly meditation on how artistry can seem more meaningful and true than reality . . .” Michelle Seaton, judge of the WC & C Scholarship [more]
with 40 invited guests will set the stage for readings by two acclaimed young writers: New York poet Caitlin Doyle (featured in Best New Poets 2009, edited by Kim Addonizio); and award-winning South African poet/journalist Henk Rossouw . . .” Distant Voices Poetry Festival article [more]
“Caitlin Doyle’s poetry combines technical mastery . . .
with intellectual complexity and emotional verity…” YSL Writer’s Spotlight
“Doyle employs a subtle sonic sensitivity . . .”
Karen Alenier, BPR Lit Trip [more]