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Biography & Contact

Teaching and Education

Caitlin Doyle is a poet, educator, and Long Island native. She has taught writing as the Writer-In-Residence at St. Albans School in Washington, DC, as a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Boston University, as the Emerging Writer-In-Residence at Penn State, and as the Writer-In-Residence at Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, MI. She is currently pursuing her doctoral studies as an Elliston Fellow in Poetry at the University of Cincinnati, where she teaches in the Department of English and Comparative Literature. You can click here to read more about the Elliston Poetry Found.

Starting in fall 2017, she will serve as Assistant Editor at the Cincinnati Review. You can click here to learn more about the Cincinnati Review.

Caitlin received her MFA in Poetry from Boston University, where she held the George Starbuck Fellowship in Poetry. As an undergraduate, she attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as the Thomas Wolfe Scholar in Creative Writing. You can click here to read more about the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship.

Caitlin has also taught workshops, led poetry assemblies, and worked with Creative Writing students as a visiting writer at a variety of schools around the country, including the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL, the George School in Newtown, PA, Trinity Preparatory School in Winter Park, FL, and Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, OH.


Caitlin Doyle’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Atlantic, The New Criterion, Boston Review, The Threepenny Review, Black Warrior Review, The Warwick Review, Measure, the PBS NewsHour Poetry Series, and the PoetryNow series through the Poetry Foundation, along with many other journals, magazines, and publication venues.

Her poetry has also appeared or is forthcoming in several book anthologies, including The Best Emerging Poets of 2013 (edited by Abriana Jette), The Southern Poetry Anthology (edited by William Wright), Best New Poets (edited by 2009 guest editor Kim Addonizio), The Golden Shovel Anthology (edited by Peter Kahn, Ravi Shankar, and Patricia Smith),  American Creative Writers on Class (edited by Shelly Reed), The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop (edited by Diane Lockward), So Little Time (edited by Greg Delanty), The Best of the Raintown Review (edited by Anna Evans, Quincy Lehr, and Jeff Holt), and Writers Among Us (St. Albans Press).

In addition, her essays and reviews have appeared in a variety of publications, including the Los Angeles Review of BooksThe Angle32 Poems Online, BlackbirdThe Common, The Cork Literary Review, and Literary Matters.

Awards, Fellowships, and Grants

Caitlin has received an Amy Award in Poetry through Poets & Writers, the WC&C Scholarship in Poetry through the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, a Tennessee Williams Scholarship in Poetry through the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Margaret Bridgman Scholarship in Poetry through the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, a Literary Grant through the John Anson Kittredge Fund, an Individual Artist Grant through the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, an Artist Grant through the Elizabeth George Foundation, and three Pushcart Prize nominations.

Caitlin has been awarded Writer-In-Residence fellowship positions at the James Merrill House in Stonington, CT, and the Jack Kerouac House in Orlando, FL. She has also received prizes and fellowships through the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers, the Academy of American Poets, the Atlantic Monthly Student Writing Contest, the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, the Winning Writers organization, and others.

Residency Fellowships

Caitlin has been awarded residency fellowships in poetry from the Yaddo Corporation, the MacDowell Colony, the Ucross Foundation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Jentel Foundation, the Edward F. Albee Foundation, the Ledig House International Writers Residency, and others. She held the Roland Scholarship as an Associate Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, FL, and she was awarded the ALSCW Fellowship (Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers) to the Vermont Studio Center.

Profiles, Interviews, and More

Articles, profiles, reviews, and essays pertaining to Caitlin’s work have appeared in The Critical Flame, The Irish EchoBoston University Today, The Irish Examiner, The East Hampton Star, Stay Thirsty, Gwarlingo, and others.

Interviews with Caitlin about her work have appeared in several publications and other media venues, including Words With Writers, The MFA Project, The National Young Arts Foundation, The Identity Theory Emerging Poet Series, The National Writers Series, The Thomas Wolfe Review, Functionally Literate Radio, The Drunken Odyssey Series, and The Ellison Library Podcast Series.

See News & Highlights and Interviews & Features for links to the material mentioned here.

Readings: Highlights, 2009-present

For information about Caitlin’s upcoming readings and other literary events, you can click here

Caitlin has read her work at a variety of live and online venues. She has given Writer-In-Residence readings at the James Merrill House in Stonington, CT, the Jack Kerouac House in Orlando, FL, St. Albans School in Washington, DC, Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, MI, and Penn State in Altoona, PA.

Caitlin’s work has been featured through the PBS NewsHour Poetry Series. To hear a recording of her reading her poem “A Brief History of the Bikini,” you can click here.

Caitlin’s work has been featured as the “Poem of the Day” at the Poetry Foundation. To hear a recording of her reading her poem “The Editor’s Ex,” you can click here

Each year, a graduate of the Boston University MFA Program in Poetry and/or Fiction receives an invitation to read with the Creative Writing faculty in the Boston University Faculty Reading. Caitlin was invited to read as the featured Poetry Alumna in 2014. To learn more about the event and Caitlin’s participation, you can click here to read “BU’s Literary Lions Read Tonight”.

As part of the Best New Poets reading series, Caitlin has read at several places around New York City, including Housing Works, Book Court, and McNally Jackson Books.

Other New York City venues at which Caitlin has given readings include the following: The New York Society Library (where she read as one of the winners of the Amy Award through Poets & Writers), the Powerhouse Arena (where she read as a contributor to the anthology American Creative Writers on Class), the Roger Smith Hotel (where she read as one of two emerging poets chosen to represent New York State in the Distant Voices Poetry Program through Stanza: Scotland’s Poetry Festival), and KGB Bar (where she read along with fellow residents from the Ledig House International Writers Residency).

Caitlin appeared as one of two featured poets, along with Frank Messina, at the first ever Kerouac Project Open Mic Event at the Gallery at Avalon Island. In the spirit of Jack Kerouac, Caitlin and Frank read their work while accompanied by acclaimed jazz pianist Per Danielsson. The event, hosted by Kerouac House board member Naomi Butterfield, also included an open mic segment. For more details, you can visit the MAD About Words website here, check out the the Gallery at Avalon Island website here, or click here to visit the Kerouac House event page on Facebook

Caitlin read along with Irish poet Annemarie Ni Churreain for the Literature Out Loud Series in Maitland, FL. For more details, you can click here to see a poster for the event on Darlyn Finch Kuhn’s Scribblers website.

For links to a variety of media (podcasts, radio interviews, and videos) featuring Caitlin reading and discussing her work, you can visit News & Highlights and Interviews & Features