News & Highlights
Caitlin has been featured in the PBS NewsHour Online Poetry Series. The feature contains an interview, a sample of Caitlin’s poetry, and a recording of her reading her poem “A Brief History of the Bikini.” To visit the PBS NewsHour website, you can click here. Caitlin’s NewsHour feature also appears on the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet Blog, available by clicking here.
Caitlin’s appearance in the PBS NewsHour Online Poetry Series has been noted, along with some of her recent fellowships and publications, by the Boston University Graduate Program in Creative Writing. To check out her appearance on their site, you can click here.
Caitlin has been offered the position of Assistant Editor at the Cincinnati Review. She will begin the position in fall 2017. To learn more about the Cincinnati Review, you can click here.
Peter McDermott of The Irish Echo has profiled Caitlin as a “rising star” in the poetry world. The piece discusses her path as a poet, her family history, her aims as a teacher of writing and literature, and her connection to Irish culture and literary influences. To read the profile, you can click here.
Caitlin’s work is forthcoming in The New Criterion and the PoetryNow series through the Poetry Foundation. As described on the Poetry Foundation website, “PoetryNow is a weekly four-minute radio series featuring some of today’s most accomplished and innovative poets who offer an acoustically rich and reflective look into a single poem.” To learn more about The New Criterion, you can click here, and to explore the PoetryNow series, you can click here
Caitlin’s review of Amit Majmudar’s “Dothead” appears in the Los Angeles Review of Books. To read the review, you can click here
Caitlin was awarded a fellowship at Yaddo, where she spent time working on her debut poetry manuscript. To read more about Yaddo’s history of support for the arts in America, you can click here.
Caitlin’s work appears in The Golden Shovel Anthology, edited by Patricia Smith, Ravi Shankar, and Peter Kahn (University of Arkansas Press). The anthology features poems written in a new form known as “The Golden Shovel,” which was created by Terrance Hayes in honor of Gwendolyn Brooks. Contributors include Rita Dove, Edward Hirsch, Jericho Brown, Stephen Dunn, Major Jackson, and Jean Valentine. To learn more about the anthology and purchase a copy, you can click here. You can also find information about it on the Poetry Foundation website if you click here
Caitlin has been honored by the William C. Boyce Teaching Award committee at the University of Cincinnati. The English Department website offers the following description of the Boyce Teaching Award: “The University of Cincinnati English & Comparative Literature department is pleased to honor excellent teaching through the student-nominated William C. Boyce Teaching Award.” To read more about the award’s history, nomination process, and past recipients, you can click here
Caitlin has been interviewed for The MFA Project about a variety of literary topics, including the value of becoming a “homemade writer,” potential pros and cons of the MFA system, what it’s like to forge a path as a young poet in American today, and her own journey as a writer. To read “On Pleasure, Devotion, MFA’s and PhD’s, and Self-Determination: An Interview With Caitlin Doyle,” you can click here
Caitlin participated as a translator in “Breaking Barriers: El Arte de la Traducción Poética” (“The Art of Poetic Translation”) at the 36th annual Conference in Romance Languages and Literatures. She worked with Bolivian poet Giovanni Bello on a project that involved the two of them translating each other’s work. They discussed the process on a panel of other translators, including Spanish-to-English translators Eugenia Mazur, Paola Cadena-Pardo, Diego Mora, and Stephanie Alcantar, and English-to-Spanish translators Ondrej Pazdirek, Linwood Rumney, Brenda Peynado, and Laura Thompson.
Caitlin’s work appears in The Doll Collection, an anthology of poetry published in Spring 2016 by Terrapin Books. Contributors include David Trinidad, Denise Duhamel, Paula Bohince, Jeffrey Harrison, and Cecilia Woloch. To visit the book’s Amazon.com page, you can click here
Caitlin was the 2015/2016 Visiting Writer at Western Reserve Academy, a college preparatory boarding and day school in Hudson, OH. She taught Creative Writing classes, led an evening seminar, and gave a reading. To read a news piece about Caitlin’s visit to the school, you can click here
Caitlin gave a presentation on Yeats, prosody, and creative composition at the Composing Variations Conference, hosted by the University of Cincinnati English Composition Program and the Department of English and Comparative Literature.
Caitlin’s short piece about Brandon Amico’s poem “Book of Distances” appears on The Cincinnati Review website. To read her reflections on Amico’s work, you can click here.
Caitlin has started her doctoral studies as an Elliston Fellow in Poetry in the University of Cincinnati PhD Program in English Literature and Creative Writing. You can click here to read more about the Elliston Poetry Fund
Caitlin’s review of Maxine Kumin’s poetry collection “And Short The Season” has been published in Blackbird (Spring 2015). To read the review, you can click here
Caitlin’s essay “Kerouac’s Junk Mail, Merrill’s Ouija Board: Living With Literary Ghosts” has been published in The Angle (Spring 2015). From the editor’s introduction:
“… Doyle has traveled all over the United States for Writer-In-Residence positions and teaching posts, including coveted fellowships at the James Merrill House in Stonington, CT, and the Jack Kerouac House in Orlando, FL. We recently asked her to reflect, for readers of The Angle, on her experience living and writing in both writers’ houses, and on her journey as an emerging writer. Her essay beautifully explores questions of literary influence and the discoveries that come when one lives with the ghosts – whether actual or imagined – of other writers.” You can click here to read the essay
Caitlin has been interviewed for the Drunken Odyssey Series about her work as a poet. Hosted by John King, the interview spans an array of topics, including popular culture, the role of sound in language, song lyrics, and more. The segment also features Caitlin reading several of her poems. Past guests on the series include Tony Hoagland, David Sedaris, Cheryl Strayed, and Chuck Klosterman. You can click here to listen to the interview
“… Whether using her inventive artistry to forge formal poetry or free verse, which she does with equal skill, Doyle creates poems that buzz with complicated nuances beneath their pared-down and haunting surfaces… Doyle’s poems, almost always infused with a vivid clarity on the surface, bristle underneath with shadows, ironies, and paradoxes… the kind of artistry that lets her record the world with accuracy while also creating it anew.”
The statements above appear in “A Ringing Echo: The Poetry of Caitlin Doyle” (published in The Critical Flame). The essay, written by Maya Sloan, provides a detailed close reading of Caitlin’s work and highlights her as a writer whose poems are “richly layered, full of razor-edged skill, and packed with invention and technical versatility.” You can click here to read the full piece in The Critical Flame.
Caitlin has been interviewed on Functionally Literate Radio (WPRK 91.5) about her work as a poet. Hosted by Jared Silvia and Ryan Rivas of Burrow Press, the discussion traverses a range of topics, including the role of form in poetry, the relationship between poetry and film, humor and play in language, and notions of literary community. She also reads four poems during the segment. Past guests on the show include Jeff VanderMeer, Boris Fishman, Sapphire, and Ellen Datlow. You can click here to listen to the interview
Caitlin’s work has been chosen for inclusion in The Best of the Raintown Review (Barefoot Muse Press). Edited by Anna Evans, Quincy Lehr, and Jeff Holt, the anthology gathers a selection of pieces published in The Raintown Review, one of the longest running print journals with an emphasis on metrical and formal poetry. Contributors to the anthology include Erica Dawson, Rachel Hadas, Rob Griffith, Jehanne Dubrow and Rowan Ricardo Phillips. You can click here to order a copy of the book on Amazon
Caitlin has been featured in the Author Next Door Spotlight through the National Writers Series. To read her Author Next Door interview, in which she discusses inspiration, the creative process, writers who have impacted her, and more, you can click here
Caitlin visited Creative Writing students at the University of Central Florida to read her work and lead a workshop about the relationship between poetry and memory. You can click here for more details
Caitlin’s poem “Ocean City” has received a nomination for the 2015 Pushcart Prize. The poem originally appeared in the anthology So Little Time: Words and Images for a World in Climate Crisis (published through Green Writers Press). You can click here to read more about the book
Caitlin visited writing students at Trinity Preparatory School in Winter Park, FL, to lead a class about the sonnet tradition. Poet, editor, and teacher Susan Lilley hosted Caitlin’s visit. To read more about Susan Lilley, you can click here, and to read more about Trinity Preparatory School, you can click here
Caitlin was selected as a Fulbright Alternate in Creative Writing (poetry concentration) in Ireland for the 2014/2015 academic year.
Caitlin’s work appears in Jack’s Porch, a chapbook anthology published by Bunchgrass Press. The collection features work by several writers who have been associated with the Jack Kerouac Writer-In-Residence Program in Orlando, FL. Contributors include Brian Turner, Ciara Shuttleworth, Susan Lilley, Ilyse Kusnetz, and Cate McGowan. You can read more about it here.
Caitlin has been interviewed by the National YoungArts Foundation about her early recognition through the YoungArts Program, her insights as an educator in the literary arts, and her recent awards, publications, and fellowships. She also discusses her time at the Jack Kerouac House, the James Merrill House, and Interlochen Arts Academy, as well as her experience in the Boston University Master of Fine Arts Program. You can click here to read the feature “Interview with a YoungArts Alumna: Award Winning Poet and Educator Caitlin Doyle”
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 appears as one of seven featured poets in The Best Emerging Poets of 2013 (currently available on Amazon.com). The anthology includes poets Chloe Honum, Binh Nguyen, Dariel Suarez, and others. You can click here to read more about it and purchase a copy
Caitlin appeared as the featured reader for There Will Be Verse, the poetry-centered segment of There Will Be Words (named “Orlando’s Best Literary Reading Series” by readers of the Orlando Weekly). Each installment of the series, hosted by Jesse Bradley, presents a featured poet followed by a slam poetry competition. You can click here to read more details about the event and click here to visit the event page on Facebook.
Three of Caitlin’s poems appear in Volume VII of The Southern Poetry Anthology, edited by William Wright. The Southern Poetry Anthology “aspires to provide readers with a documentary-like survey of the best poetry being written in the American South at the present moment.” You can click here to read more about the anthology series, and you can click here to purchase a copy of the book on Amazon.
“Come out to hear a pair of young poets who’ve won the hearts of literary readers and their way into the Writer-in-Residence program at the Jack Kerouac House! Caitlin Doyle and Annemarie Ni Churreain will alternate poetry readings… enjoy these lauded young poets along with a live band, a cash bar, and an art exhibit in the garden.” (from “MAD About Words”)
The description above refers to Caitlin’s reading with Annemarie Ni Churreain for the Literature Out Loud Series at the Maitland Art Museum.
Caitlin has been featured in The East Hampton Star newspaper in an article entitled “Poetic Sparks In The ‘Hooley’ Tradition.” The piece highlights her recent fellowships, details her journey as a writer, and describes some of the early experiences that made her fall in love with poetry. You can click here to read the article
“Where can you find a three-time US poet laureate, the poetry critic for The New Yorker, and three acclaimed novelists—along with two literary newcomers, each in possession of a highly original voice—all on the same stage?”
The question above was posed by John O’Rourke of BU Today in his article about the Boston University Faculty Reading. Each year, a graduate of the Boston University Master of Fine Arts Program in poetry and/or fiction receives an invitation to read with the Creative Writing faculty. Caitlin was invited to participate in the Boston University Faculty Reading as the poetry alumna reader for 2014. She shared the stage with Robert Pinsky, Dan Chiasson, Leslie Epstein, Ha Jin, Sigrid Nunez, and Nell Stevens. To learn more about the annual reading series, which O’Rourke notes as “one of Boston’s most distinguished literary events,” and to see Caitlin interviewed and profiled along with the other readers, you can click here to read O’Rourke’s article “BU’s Literary Lions Read Tonight” in BU Today
Caitlin was selected as the Writer-In-Residence at Interlochen Arts Academy, where she recently taught Creative Writing. Interlochen Arts Academy, located in northern Michigan, is a college-preparatory boarding school with an emphasis on the fine arts. You can click here to read an announcement about Caitlin on the Interlochen Creative Writing Program blog, and you can click here to learn more about Interlochen Arts Academy
Caitlin’s review of Will Schutt’s poetry collection “Westerly” appeared in Blackbird. You can click here to read the review
Caitlin was awarded a fall 2013 residency fellowship as a Writer-In-Residence at the James Merrill House in Stonington, CT. You can click here to see Caitlin featured on the Merrill House Writer-In-Residence website and to learn more about the James Merrill House.
“Have Iambic Pentameter, Will Travel!” says Rick Koster, a writer for The Day, in his post about Caitlin’s James Merrill House Writer-In-Residence reading. You can click here to read more
Caitlin was featured on the Boston University Creative Writing blog with regard to critic Michelle Lewis’ essay about her work: “Doyle & The Ersatz Life.” You can click here to visit the blog to read more about Lewis’ essay and to learn about some of Caitlin’s recent literary activities
Caitlin was awarded the Margaret Bridgman Scholarship in Poetry through the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in Middlebury, VT, August 2013. You can click here to read about this year’s Bread Loaf Scholars and click here to read more about the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.
Caitlin was featured in The Irish Examiner with regard to her essay “Hungry Hills: Coming of Age as an Irish American Poet,” which appeared in Cork Literary Review, Vol. 15. Says Colette Sheridan from The Irish Examiner:
“Among established poets from Ireland’s literati, such as Séamus Heaney, Gerard Smyth, Bernard O’Donoghue, Gabriel Fitzmaurice, William Wall and Matthew Sweeney, one of the new voices is that of Irish-American Caitlin Doyle, an emerging poet who has published widely in America.” You can click here to read more about Caitlin’s essay “Hungry Hills: Coming of Age as an Irish American Poet,” as discussed in The Irish Examiner
One of Caitlin’s poems was selected to appear in So Little Time: Words and Images for a World in Climate Crisis, an anthology published through Green Writers Press. Edited by poet Greg Delanty and featuring an introduction by John Elder, the book gathers poems, photographs, and essays centered on environmental issues. Contributors include Grace Paley, Seamus Heaney, Hayden Carruth, Jean Valentine, and Ellen Bryant Voigt. “So Little Time is a revolving door of political activism, spirituality, nature, and humanity. It is a call to action, where urgency meets poetry in no uncertain terms…” You can click here to read more about the book
Poet and critic Michelle Lewis has written an essay entitled “Doyle & The Ersatz Life.” Lewis closely examines several of Caitlin’s individual poems and considers her work at large. She describes Caitlin’s poetry as “Escher-like and unsettling,” a world full of “haunting counterparts to the authentic” and “mirror images” that “bleed together.” Lewis views Caitlin’s poetry as an exploration of “the merits and dysfunctions of faux worlds that haunt and displace traditional realities.” You can click here to read more of Lewis’ reflections on Caitlin’s work.
Caitlin’s recent literary undertakings have been featured on the Boston University Creative Writing Department blog. You can click here to read the post about Caitlin.
Caitlin has been featured as the Sunday Poet on Gwarlingo. Editor Michelle Aldredge asserts: “Whether she is constructing in free verse or in more traditional forms, Doyle’s surprising creations use ‘sound as a doorway to sense.’” You can click here to read more of Aldredge’s reflections on Caitlin’s work.
Caitlin was selected as a finalist in the 2013 Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship competition through the Poetry Foundation. You can click here to learn more about the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship program.
Caitlin has been featured in Stay Thirsty as one of four “Emerging Poets to Watch.” Poet and critic Abriana Jette asserts:
“Doyle’s devotion to musicality is the edifice of her poetry… she uses rhyme as a device to puncture the expectations of the physical world… producing work both cosmopolitan and mythic… Doyle’s poems, whether playful or serious in tone, always possess layers of complexity that reward multiple readings.” You can click here to read the rest of the article in Stay Thirsty.
Caitlin was awarded the 2013 WC&C Scholarship in Poetry through AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs). Every year, the WC&C Scholarship Program awards one scholarship to a poet and one to a fiction writer. You can click here to learn more about the WC&C Scholarship Program
Caitlin taught Creative Writing (poetry and screenwriting) as the Emerging Writer-In-Residence at Penn State. You can click here to read about the position and about Caitlin’s fall Emerging Writer-In-Residence reading and click here to read about past writers who have held the position.
Caitlin has been featured on the Boston University Creative Writing Department blog with regard to her interview for the Identity Theory Emerging Poets Interview Series. You can click here to visit the blog and read about Caitlin’s appearance for the series
Caitlin’s review of Heidy Steidlmayer’s debut collection, “Fowling Piece,” appeared as a Prose Feature at 32 Poems Magazine. You can click here to read the review.
Caitlin was awarded a 2013 Literary Grant through the John Anson Kittredge Fund in support of Tea In Eden, her poetry manuscript-in-progress. Kittredge Fund grants are typically awarded to individuals “at an early stage of a promising professional career in the arts, humane letters, and the social sciences.” You can click here to read more about the John Anson Kittredge Fund.
Caitlin was selected as a featured reader on Poetryvlog.com. The Poetryvlog site presents a video of Caitlin reading several poems. The site also includes links to some additional poems by Caitlin. You can click here to see Caitlin reading her work.
Writer Samuel Zelitch has written a commentary on the sonic aspects of Caitlin’s poem “In The Bush,” which appears in Issue 40 of Birmingham Poetry Review. You can read “In The Bush” along with Zelich’s commentary on it (which includes a recording of him reading the poem) by clicking here. Zelich has also performed Caitlin’s “The Foley Artist’s Apprentice” on a recording, to which you can listen by clicking here.
Caitlin’s poem “The Foley Artist’s Apprentice” appeared in the May 2012 issue of The Atlantic. You can click here to read the poem.
Caitlin was awarded an Amy Award through Poets & Writers, a prize given annually to three poets under thirty. She read along with the other two awardees, Courtney Kampa and Jenny Xie, at the New York Society Library in fall 2011.
Caitlin was awarded the 2012 ALSCW (Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers) Fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT. The fellowship provides a residency to a writer of poetry, prose or literary translations. You can click here to read more about the Vermont Studio Center
Caitlin held the Roland Scholarship in spring 2012 as an Associate Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, FL. You can click here to read more about the Atlantic Center for the Arts.
Caitlin was awarded a Tennessee Williams Scholarship in Poetry for the 2011 Sewanee Writers’ Conference in Sewanee, TN. You can click here to read more about the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.
One of Caitlin’s poems was selected to appear in American Creative Writers On Class, an anthology featuring poetry and non-fiction on the subject of class in America, edited by Shelly Reed. Contributors include Matthea Harvey, Dorianne Laux, Oliver de la Paz, and Laura McCullough. You can click here to read more about the book, which was published in February 2012.
Caitlin was awarded a 2011 Individual Artist Grant in Poetry through the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund for her poetry manuscript-in-progress Tea In Eden. You can click here to read more about the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund.
Caitlin was awarded a 2012 Literary Grant through the Elizabeth George Foundation. You can click here to read more about the Elizabeth George Foundation.
Caitlin was awarded the 2010/2011 winter term Jack Kerouac Writer-In-Residence position at the Kerouac House in Orlando, FL. You can click here to see Caitlin and her work featured on the Kerouac Project website.
Caitlin’s work has been featured in an anthology entitled “Writers Among Us,” a collection of poetry, fiction, and essays by writers who have held the Writer-In-Residence Position at St. Albans School in Washington, DC. Caitlin held the position during the 2008-2008 academic year. Other writers appearing in the anthology include Curtis Sittenfeld, Matthew Klam, Will Blythe, and James Hoch. You can click here to read more about the “Writers Among Us” anthology.
Caitlin’s poem “Thirteen” received a prominent mention in Erik Richard’s review of Best New Poets 2009. Richard described the poem as “such a remarkable combination of ideas and word-play… that it is like a socks-on-carpet spark to the brain.” You can click here to read the rest of the review in Verse Wisconsin.
As the 2008-2009 Writer-In-Residence at St. Albans School in Washington, DC, Caitlin was invited to give a reading and an interview for the Ellison Library Podcast Series. You can click here to listen to the podcast
Caitlin was chosen as one of two poets, along with Henk Rossouw, to represent New York State in the Distant Voices Poetry Festival, a global reading series orchestrated through Stanza: Scotland’s Poetry Festival. You can click here to learn more about the Distant Voices Poetry Festival and the reading given by Caitlin and Henk (scroll down to “New York” for specific details about their reading at the Roger Smith Hotel in NYC)
Caitlin was awarded the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship in Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a full four-year scholarship granted to one incoming freshman each year on the basis of literary merit. You can click here to read an article about Caitlin’s selection as the first Thomas Wolfe Scholar in Creative Writing and you can click here to read more about the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship Program.
Caitlin was selected as a featured reader for the Apostrophe Cast Online Reading Series. You can click here to listen to a podcast of Caitlin reading her work for the Apostrophe Cast Series.
As the recipients of the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship in Creative Writing at UNC Chapel Hill, poets Caitlin Doyle and Hannah Poston were invited to the George School in Newtown, PA. They gave an all-school poetry assembly in which they took turns reciting famous poems, reading their own work, and answering questions from students. You can click here to listen to an audio recording of their presentation.
Other Relevant Online Mentions of Caitlin and Her Work
To read Caitlin’s profile in the Poets & Writers online Directory of Writers, you can click here
The Poems By Heart website features a podcast of Caitlin briefly discussing and reciting Eros Turannos by Edwin Arlington Robinson. You can click here to listen to Caitlin’s recitation of the poem
Well-known Florida artist Thomas Thorspecken sketched Caitlin Doyle at work on her poetry in the Jack Kerouac House. You can click here to see his drawings of Caitlin and to read his blog posting about the experience of sketching her
Thomas Thorspecken also sketched Caitlin during her Kerouac Writer-In-Residence reading at Infusion Tea in Orlando. You can click here to see his drawing and to read his blog post about the reading
Caitlin was one of the poets featured in the Best New Poets 2009 reading series in New York City. You can click here to see a post on the Best New Poets blog about the first reading of the series, which took place at Housing Works Bookstore
During her time as the 2010/2011 winter term Jack Kerouac House Writer-in-Residence in Orlando, FL, Caitlin Doyle was interviewed on the “Writer’s Spotlight” segment of the YSL radio show on Big810 WEUS AM. You can click here to listen to an audio recording of the interview
You can click on the videos below to watch Caitlin reading her poetry at various venues from 2009 to the present. Each segment in these videos contains clips of Caitlin reading 1-2 poems.
You can click on the link below to see a video segment in which Caitlin reads 6 poems.
You can click on the link below to see a video segment in which Caitlin reads 5 poems.