News & Highlights
Caitlin has been selected for the Emerging Poet Feature Series at 32 Poems Magazine. The feature includes an introduction to her poetry, an interview, and a new poem. About Caitlin’s work, the magazine’s associate editor writes:
“Doyle’s poems are deeply attentive to the valences of meaning and sound in each word, giving them almost magical power. Upon repeated readings, they flower. It is as if Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience have been braided together, so that the child cannot escape the looming dark, just as the adult remains lulled by the sounds that first ordered their world.”
To read the full Emerging Poet Feature online, you can click here
Caitlin will be returning to the Frost Farm Poetry Conference in a faculty capacity this summer. She will hold the role of 2023 Frost Farm Poet-In-Residence, which will involve giving manuscript consultations and meeting with conference participants for one-on-one intensives centered on their work. Fellow faculty at this year’s conference include Rhina Espaillat, Alfred Nicol, Joseph Bottum, Meredith Bergman, and Midge Goldberg. To learn more about the conference, the course offerings, and the registration process, you can click here
Caitlin’s poem “Not It,” which originally appeared in 32 Poems, has been featured in The Guardian Poetry Column, along with an introduction and close reading by poet, critic, and editor Carol Rumens. In the column, Rumens writers:
“Not It” is past-paced and fear-provoking… a compressed “coming of age” where time incessantly makes out-of-time demands… Death hovers in the dark; the word “Not” becomes a tocsin and a toxin. When “the wind / makes ghost-chimes of the Not,” that brief allusion to the supernatural is a reminder of the ballad form Doyle has adapted for her story. The traditional fatalism of the ballad is imported with marvelous effect… Doyle blurs past, present and future… she reveals the umbilical connection of childhood to adulthood…”
To read Carol Rumens’s full analysis of “Not It” in The Guardian, you can click here
Caitlin’s interview with Carl Phillips, who received the 2023 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for his collection Then the War: And Selected Poems, 2007-2020, appears in Issue 15.3 of Literary Matters. Their discussion traverses a range of topics, including the role of individual sensibility in the artistic process, the similarity between overly polite first-book manuscripts and too-good-to-be-true user profiles on dating sites, and the danger inherent in language’s ability to make “almost anything” sound true. To read the interview, you can click here
- In her capacity as Interviews Editor at Literary Matters, Caitlin has conversed with a variety of writers, and her interviews with Paul Muldoon, Don Paterson, and Adrian Matejka are forthcoming in future issues of the journal. To learn more about Literary Matters and its editorial staff, you can click here
- To read Caitlin’s interview with Philip Schultz in Issue 15.1, click here
- To read Caitlin’s interview with Mary Jo Salter in Issue 14.3, click here
- To read Caitlin’s interview with Shane McCrae in Issue 13.3, click here
- To read Caitlin’s interview with Dana Gioia in Issue 13.2, click here
- To read Caitlin’s interview with Amit Majmudar in Issue 12.3, click here
Caitlin’s poem “Wish” has been featured as “Poem of the Day” in The NY Sun, along with an introduction and close-reading by the column’s poetry editors. They write:
“The contemporary poet Caitlin Doyle belongs to a younger generation of poets whose work evinces, without self-consciousness or strained effort, a deep sense of traditional poetic form. Ms. Doyle, a native of Long Island, New York, stands out in an impressive field as a poet for whom the structures of rhyme and meter are so embedded in the ear and imagination that her formal play feels as reflexive as laughter.”
The editors continue:
“Wish” by Caitlin Doyle… “alternates unrhymed mostly-trimeter couplets with single parenthetical, tetrameter lines which, though they change, function as a rhymed refrain or antiphon. The poem’s call and response motion echoes both the ticking of a clock and the movement of a mind arguing with itself. At the mind’s forefront, a conscious voice rehashes and rationalizes the dissolution of a love affair. The second interior voice, meanwhile, resonant as a heartbeat, knows better and tells a bitter truth.”
To read the full feature on Caitlin’s work in The NY Sun, you can click here. Subscribers to The NY Sun can also access the feature by clicking here.
Caitlin’s poem “The Ghost Hunter” has been published as a “Poem of the Week” feature in The Irish Times. To read the poem, you can click here.
Poet, critic, and essayist Forester McClatchey has written an essay about Caitlin’s poem “Not It” for the 32 Poems Marginalia Series. In his piece, which combines lyrical nonfiction and traditional literary analysis, he writes:
“Caitlin Doyle’s poem “Not It”… dances around the dread of lost youth… The thirty-two line poem consists of one long sinuous sentence. There is nowhere to stop and breathe, and that’s part of the point… What is pursuing the speaker? Death? Time? No abstraction seems appropriate, because whatever it is, whatever dreadful thing pursues the speaker through the poem’s fugitive syntax, it lives in the poem’s sound… The eeriness of Doyle’s poem, its atmospheric menace, comes precisely from its formal techniques. The world pulses through the squares of the net, caught but angry…”
To read Forester McClatchey’s full essay about “Not It” in the 32 Poems Marginalia Series, you can click here.
Caitlin’s poems “Not It” and “Flannery at Andalusia” have been published in 32 Poems Magazine. To read “Not It,” you can click here, and to read “Flannery at Andalusia,” you can click here
Caitlin appeared as a featured reader at the 2022 Newburyport Literary Festival. To learn more about the festival and the participating writers, you can click here.
An article about Caitlin’s Writer-In-Residence Reading at Washington & Jefferson College appears in W&J News. To read the piece, which also covers Caitlin’s background as a writer and teacher, you can click here.
Caitlin’s panel proposal “Writing Grief, Death, and the Afterlife Across Cultures” was accepted for AWP 2022. She moderated a discussion with poets Su Cho, Megan Fernandes, Chad Abushanab, and Mary Leauna Christensen. For more information about the 2022 AWP Conference, you can click here.
Caitlin joined the literary and academic community at Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, PA, as Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Writer-In-Residence for the 2021/2022 academic year. To visit her faculty page on the Washington & Jefferson website, you can click here, and to read more about the W&J English Department, you can click here.
Caitlin returned to the Frost Farm Poetry Conference as a faculty member in August 2021, along with poets Alfred Nicol, Deborah Warren, Midge Goldberg, and Dan Brown. She taught a workshop of her own design titled “Rhythm and Reverberation: Playing with Sound in Poetry.” To read a full description of Caitlin’s workshop, along with additional information about the conference, you can click here.
Caitlin served on the Poetry Advisory Committee for the Illinois Arts Council Agency’s 2020 Artist Fellowship Program, and she acted as the judge for the 28th Annual San Antonio Writers’ Guild Poetry Contest.
Caitlin’s essay “The World’s Weight: Artifice and Reality in Richard Wilbur’s Poetry,” which was selected as the winner of the 2019 Meringoff Nonfiction Prize through the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers, has been published in Literary Matters 12.1. To read the essay, you can click here. To read an announcement on the ALSCW website about this year’s Meringoff Prize winners, including Caitlin, in a variety of genres, you can click here. The essay has also been featured in the “Poetry News” section on the Poetry Foundation blog. To check out the feature, titled “Together at Last, Thanks to Caitlin Doyle: Richard Wilbur, Edgar Allan Poe, and Foucault,” you can click here
Caitlin served as a Fall Session 2019 Guild Hall Artist-In-Residence. She spent the fellowship session in residence at Guild House, adjacent to Guild Hall, in East Hampton, NY, along with visual artist Luisa Caldwell and playwright Dipti Bramhandkar. The Artist-In-Residence Program at Guild Hall “was founded as a means to extend Guild Hall’s mission to foster the artistic spirit” by “bringing emerging artists to the region” and encouraging “the next generation to contribute to the creative environment” of the East End. For additional details about the program, you can click here. During her time as a Guild Hall Artist-In-Residence, Caitlin also gave a poetry reading at Canio’s Books in Sag Habor, NY. To read more about the 2019 Guild Hall Artist-In-Residence fellowship recipients, Caitlin included, you can click here.
An article titled “Poet Caitlin Doyle Comes Home” appears in The East Hampton Press. The piece centers on Caitlin’s experience as a Guild Hall Artist-In-Residence, and it includes an interview with her in addition to details about her background as a poet born and raised on the East End of Long Island. To read it, you can click here
- An article titled “Three Artists to Watch” appears in The Independent. The piece highlights the three Fall Session 2019 Guild Hall Artists-In-Residence, Caitlin included. To read it, you can click here
Caitlin joined the faculty of the 2019 Frost Farm Poetry Conference, along with fellow instructors Rhina Espaillat, Bruce Bennett, Bill Coyle, Alfred Nicol, and Midge Goldberg. For more information about the Frost Farm Poetry Conference, you can click here. She taught a workshop of her own design titled “Break it to Make it: Varying Form in Meaningful Ways,” with the following course description:
“We’ll spend our time together exploring how and why poets create expressive variations when working with formal tools such as rhyme and meter. Examples include the way a poet might vary the meter at a strategic moment or break an established structural element in order to mirror a poem’s content. We’ll also examine what happens when form and content pull against each other to create complex dissonances that increase a poem’s range of potential implications. The class is geared toward writers at all levels of experience. Our main goal is to have fun with language as we think about how poets generate productive tension and build multilayered poems through the making and breaking of patterns on the page.”
Caitlin has been selected as the recipient of a P.E.O. Scholar Award through the P.E.O. Foundation. P.E.O. Scholar Awards are granted to 100 doctoral students in the United States and Canada each year, and awardees “are chosen for their exceptional level of academic achievement and their potential for having a significant impact on society.” Caitlin received the additional distinction of being named the 2018-2019 P.E.O. Presidential Endowed Scholar, an honor given through the foundation to one doctoral student in the United States and Canada every two years. According to the P.E.O. Foundation, endowed awards are “reserved for our finest scholars.” As the Presidential Endowed Scholar awardee, Caitlin served as a keynote speaker at the annual P.E.O. Convention in Columbus, OH.
To read an article in The Key Reporter about Caitlin’s selection as the P.E.O. Presidential Endowed Scholar, which includes an interview and highlights her endeavors as a poet, critic, teacher, editor, and librettist, you can click here
You can also read a post about Caitlin’s P.E.O. Presidential Endowed Scholar Award on the Boston University Creative Writing website by clicking here
Caitlin’s work has been featured twice in American Life in Poetry since the start of 2019. In January, her poem “Cradle Thief” appeared in American Life in Poetry along with an introduction by former Poet Laureate Ted Kooser, who highlighted her “haunting, memorable poetry” and “strategic artistry.” To read “Cradle Thief” along with Kooser’s full introduction, you can click here
You can also read “Cradle Thief” on the Poetry Foundation website by clicking here
Caitlin’s poem “The Doll Museum” was featured in American Life in Poetry during National Poetry Month, also accompanied by an introduction by former Poet Laureate Ted Kooser, who described the poem as a piece of writing in which “every choice is necessary.” To read “The Doll Museum” along with Kooser’s full introduction, you can click here
Following the appearance of “The Doll Museum” in American Life in Poetry, the poem was featured on 91.3 WYSO (an NPR affiliate in Ohio) as part of Conrad’s Corner, a show focused on presenting work by poets from the region and around the world. To hear the show’s host Lori Gravley read the poem, you can click here
You can also read “The Doll Museum” on the Poetry Foundation website by clicking here
Caitlin has been selected as one of two graduating doctoral students, among a pool of candidates in every field of study at the University of Cincinnati, to receive the 2019 Presidential Medal of Graduate Student Excellence. This distinction is “a prestigious honor awarded by the university president to exceptional graduate students… who best exemplify scholarship, leadership, character, service, and the ideals of the University of Cincinnati.”
To read an article in the University of Cincinnati News (titled “Doctoral Student’s Leadership Skills are Pure Poetry”) about Caitlin’s selection for the Presidential Medal of Graduate Student Excellence award, you can click here
Caitlin’s poem “Carnival” appears in the poetry column in The Guardian. The column’s editor Carol Rumens describes “Carnival” as a poem in which “funfair rides provide a giddying setting for an ambiguous – and perilous – erotic merry-go-round…” Further elaborating on the poem, Rumens writes:
“Carnival” demonstrates the effectiveness of a “combination of story and song,” with each element being used to complement and complicate the other. The poem’s external patterning depends on the carefully interlocked symmetry and repetition we associate with songs and their pleasurable memorability, but the narrative itself is oblique and teasing, with the potential for carnivalesque disruption…”
To read “Carnival” in The Guardian, along with the editor’s full commentary on it, you can click here
Caitlin’s publication in The Guardian has been noted, along with some of her other recent publications and literary undertakings, by the Boston University Graduate Program in Creative Writing. To check out her appearance on the program’s website, you can click here
After receiving the University of of Cincinnati College of Arts and Sciences Teaching Award, Caitlin was chosen from a pool of doctoral instructor nominees from every college at the University of Cincinnati to receive the 2019 University of Cincinnati Excellence in Teaching Award. She represented the university at the national level in the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) Excellence in Teaching Award competition. According to the award citation, “her pedagogy and attendant activities are truly exemplary, and her performance in and outside the classroom sets a very high standard.”
Caitlin’s receipt of the 2019 University of Cincinnati Excellence in Teaching Award has been covered in a University of Cincinnati News article titled “UC Honors Grad Students With a Talent for Teaching.” To read the piece, you can click here
In addition to her receipt of the University of Cincinnati Excellence in Teaching Award and the UC College of Arts & Sciences Teaching Award, Caitlin received a 2019 William C. Boyce Award for Outstanding Teaching within the University of Cincinnati Department of English and Comparative Literature. In the award citation, the Boyce Teaching Award Committee noted Caitlin as a “unique and talented instructor” whose “teaching materials exhibited outstanding pedagogical practice” and “steadfast dedication” to her students. The committee also recognized Caitlin for the “originality and rigorous preparation” she brings to her teaching and praised her “encouragement of students’ playful experimentation with language in order to help them reach a higher level of thinking and creativity.” To learn more about the William C. Boyce Award for Outstanding Teaching, you can click here
To read the full the William C. Boyce Teaching Award Letter of Commendation that Caitlin received, you can click here
Caitlin’s essay “Formal Innovation as a Register for Racial Complexity in Three Poems by Gwendolyn Brooks” has been published in Volume XLVI of MidAmerica, the peer-reviewed scholarly journal of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature. To read more about the journal and the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature, you can click here
Caitlin was commissioned by Grammy-nominated composer Anna Clyne to write lyrics for Silent Voices, a program featuring the nationally acclaimed Brooklyn Youth Chorus. The 2018 concert, titled Silent Voices: If You Listen, took place at the National Sawdust Theatre in Brooklyn, NY, in late April. Other lyricists for If You Listen included Jane Hirshfield, Brenda Shaughnessy, Safiya Sinclair, and Toshi Reagon. To access additional details about the concert, you can click here. For information about the history of the Silent Voices program, you can click here. To learn more about composer Anna Clyne, you can check out a profile of her in The New York Times by clicking here.
To read an overview of Body Compass, the choral work on which Caitlin and Anna collaborated, you can click here
An article titled “Caitlin Doyle: Following in Robert Frost’s Footsteps” appears in Boston University Today. The feature highlights Caitlin’s selection as the winner of the Frost Farm Prize and includes excerpts from an interview about her background and work.
To read the Boston University Today article, in which three-time US poet laureate Robert Pinsky describes Caitlin as a poet with a “gorgeous, original imagination,” you can click here
Caitlin moderated a panel at the 2019 AWP Conference titled “Diaspora and Endurance: Immigrant Legacies in American Poetry.” Panelists included poets Safiya Sinclair, Damilola Michael Alderbigbe, and Jenna Le, and the panel description was as follows: Many poets with diasporic roots, whether first-generation Americans or citizens born at a multi-generational remove from their ancestral origins, have shaped our country’s literature. Panelists will read briefly, hold a craft-based conversation about their exploration of diasporic themes, and engage in a critical discussion focused on major diasporic voices throughout the history of American poetry. To learn more about AWP 2019, which took place in Portland, OR, you can click here
Caitlin’s poem “The Dress Code,” which originally appeared in The Yale Review, has received a Pushcart Special Mention in the 2019 edition of the Pushcart Prize XLIII: Best of the Small Presses. The Pushcart Prize is an American literary award that honors the best poetry, short fiction, and essays published in the small presses over the previous year.
To read about Caitlin’s selection for a 2019 Pushcart Prize Special Mention, you can visit the Boston University Creative Writing site by clicking here
Caitlin served as the 2019 Visiting Poet at Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, CT, where she worked with students in English classes, led poetry workshops, and gave a reading for the school community. Past Visiting Poets at Miss Porter’s (also known as “Haggis Haggis Poets,” a title derived from the school’s literary magazine Haggis Baggis) have included Galway Kinnell, Naomi Shihab Nye, Sharon Olds, Richard Blanco, and Eileen Myles. To learn more about Miss Porter’s School, you can click here. To learn more about the school’s Haggis Baggis Poet Series, you can click here
Caitlin has been selected as the recipient of both the Exemplary Scholarship Award and the Excellence Award for Exemplary Service in the Arts & Humanities category at the University of Cincinnati. The Exemplary Scholarship Award is “bestowed upon those students that exhibit in their fields of study the highest degree of scholarship,” and the Excellence Award for Exemplary Service is granted based on the “outstanding contributions that the graduate student has made to improve graduate student quality of life and education within his/her department and within the university.” To read more about the University of Cincinnati Graduate Student Excellence Awards, you can click here
Caitlin has been highlighted in The Los Angeles Review of Books by critic A.M. Juster as “serious competition” for the role of “heir apparent” to the generation of poets with “formalist” leanings who came of age during the late 20th-and early 21st-century.” Juster’s mention of Caitlin appears in a review of Petty Theft by poet Nicholas Friedman. To read the full piece, you can click here
Caitlin participated in a panel titled “Voices of the Irish American Diaspora in Poetry, Narrative, and Song,” along with scholar Antoinette Larkin and poet Emily Rose Cole, at the 2019 MELUS Conference (Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States Conference). To learn more about the Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, you can click here
Following her graduation with a PhD from the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Cincinnati, Caitlin’s tenure as an editor at The Cincinnati Review has come to end. She served first as an Editorial Assistant, then as an Assistant Editor, and most recently as an Associate Editor. The Managing Editor of the CR, Lisa Ampleman, has written an “Editor’s Dispatch” in which she briefly highlights some of the contributions that the two graduating Associate Editors, Caitlin and Molly Reid, have made to the journal. To read Lisa Ampleman’s post on the CR website, “Saying Goodbye to Our Associate Editors,” you can click here
Caitlin presented her Taft Foundation Research Fellowship project, “Access to Her Proper Stone: Formal Mastery and Marginalized Identity in the Poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks,” at the 2019 HumanitiesNOW Conference. To learn more about the HumanitiesNow Conference, you can click here
A writing exercise of Caitlin’s design titled “Volta and Revolt: Exploring Moments of Change in Poetry” has been accepted for Vanguard: Exercises for the Creative Writing Classroom. The anthology is forthcoming through RAIDER Publishing, a digital and open access initiative of Texas Tech University Libraries.
Caitlin has been selected as the recipient of the College of Arts & Sciences 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award at the University of Cincinnati. Based on a departmental nomination, student evaluations, and a teaching portfolio, this award is granted to “one outstanding doctoral student teaching assistant each year for achievements in the classroom,” chosen from all of the departments in the entire College of Arts & Sciences. She has advanced from the College of Arts & Sciences Competition to the university-wide Excellence in Teaching competition.
Caitlin was interviewed as a special guest for National Poetry Month on 91.7 WVXU, an NPR affiliated radio station located in Cincinnati. She read and discussed three of her poems on the air, and conversed with the show’s host about her early influences as a poet, the relationship between form and content in language, and her poem-making process. She also talked with the host about some of the noteworthy recent developments happening at The Cincinnati Review, where she is currently an Associate Editor.
To listen to a podcast of Caitlin’s interview on 91.7 WVXU, you can click here
Caitlin received a Joseph Wydeven Scholarship to present her paper “Formal Innovation as a Register for Racial Complexity in the Poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks” at the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature Conference in East Lansing, MI. Her paper was part of a panel titled “Centralizing Non-White Voices in Midwest Studies: Black Midwestern Poetics.” While at the conference, Caitlin also moderated a panel featuring paper presentations by scholars Michael C. Steiner, Patricia Oman, and Rodney Rice. To learn about the SSML Conference, you can click here and here
In celebration of National Poetry Month every year, twenty poets who have been featured on Poetry Daily within the previous twelve months receive an invitation to present a poem for the “Poet’s Pick” series. Participating poets are asked to select a poem from their “personal pantheons of beloved work” and write a brief introduction to it. Caitlin presented “Eros Turannos” by Edwin Arlington Robinson. To read Caitlin’s piece about “Eros Turannos,” you can click here
Caitlin was awarded a Taft Research Fellowship through the University of Cincinnati in support of her project “Access to Her Proper Stone: Formal Mastery and Marginalized Identity in the Work of Gwendolyn Brooks.” With the fellowship’s aid, she conducted research into the life and work of Gwendolyn Brooks with the goal of producing a series of essays that explore Brooks’s relationship to poetic form. To learn more about the Taft Research Fellowship Program, you can click here
Caitlin has been featured in the Poetry Sunday Column, a literary series run by poet, editor, and critic Rebecca Foust. Past writers who have appeared in the column include Joy Harjo, Natasha Tretheway, Marie Howe, and A.E. Stallings. Though the series generally focuses on poets over forty, Foust occasionally highlights the work of younger poets. In this particular edition, she offers a close reading of Caitlin’s poems “Wish” and “The Dress Code,” both of which originally appeared in The Yale Review. The feature also includes a “poet’s note” for each poem and links to Caitlin reading the two pieces.
To check out Rebecca Foust’s discussion of the relationship between form and content in “Wish” and “The Dress Code,” you can click here
Caitlin’s poem “Wish,” which appears in the fall 2017 issue of The Yale Review, has been featured on Poetry Daily.
Caitlin presented her paper “Fallible Facts: Language and Power in Charles Reznikoff’s Testimony and Alice Oswald’s Memorial” on a panel titled “What Poetry Documents” at the 2017 ALSCW Conference in Dallas, Texas. The panel, which was moderated by poet Erika Meitner, centered on a discussion of documentary poetics. Panelists included scholars Meg Tyler, Piotr Gwiazda, and John Baxter, among others. To learn more about the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers, you can click here
Two of Caitlin’s poems, “The Dress Code” and “Wish,” have been published in the fall 2017 issue of The Yale Review. Other contributors include Joyce Carol Oates, Rachel Hadas, Lisa Russ Spaar, and David Bottoms. To check out the issue on the journal’s website, you can click here
To read “The Dress Code” in The Yale Review, you can click here
To read “Wish” in The Yale Review, you can click here
A piece about Caitlin’s selection as the winner of the 2017 Frost Farm Prize appears in the University of Cincinnati Arts & Sciences News. The article includes an interview with Caitlin about her literary background, her time in UC’s PhD Program in English Literature and Creative Writing, her earliest connections to poetry, her work with The Cincinnati Review, and more. It also includes information about the Elliston Poetry Fellowship Fund.
To read the University of Cincinnati Arts & Sciences News article “UC Elliston Fellow Wins Frost Farm Poetry Prize,” you can click here
Caitlin has been awarded the Frost Farm Poetry Prize. Her poem “Wish” was selected by judge Deborah Warren, who calls the piece a “a masterpiece masquerading (with its incantatory beat and simple language) as a Mother Goose rhyme.” Caitlin received an honorarium and appeared as the featured reader at The Hyla Brook Reading Series at the Robert Frost Farm in Derry, NH, in June 2017. To read “Wish” in The Yale Review, you can click here
You can read the judge’s full commentary on “Wish,” along with more information about the Frost Farm Prize, by clicking here and here
Caitlin’s review of “The Selected Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay” (published by Yale University Press) appears in Literary Matters (Spring 2017). To read the review, you can click here. The review has also been featured in the “Poetry News” section on the Poetry Foundation blog. To check out the feature, titled “A New Selected Outlines Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Importance for Contemporary Readers,” you can click here
Caitlin’s sonnet “Cradle Thief” has been published in the June 2017 issue of The New Criterion. To read the poem, you can click here
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 read Caitlin’s poem on the PBS NewsHour website, you can click here
To see Caitlin’s PBS NewsHour feature highlighted on the Poetry Foundation Harriet Blog, you can click here
Caitlin’s PBS NewsHour feature has been noted, along with her other recent fellowships and publications, by the Boston University Graduate Program in Creative Writing. To read about Caitlin on the program’s site, you can click here
A poem of Caitlin’s was recently featured by 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.” The poem also appeared as a Poetry Foundation “Poem of the Day.”
To check out the poem and listen to a recording of Caitlin reading it on the Poetry Foundation’s “Poem of the Day” page, 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 review of Amit Majmudar’s “Dothead” appears in the Los Angeles Review of Books. To read the review, you can click here. The review has also been featured in the “Poetry News” section on the Poetry Foundation blog. To check out the feature, titled “Praise: Los Angeles Review of Books on Amit Majmudar’s Dothead,” 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 has been awarded a GSGA Research Fellowship (Graduate School Governance Association) at the University of Cincinnati. The fellowship will support travel and research related to the development of her debut poetry collection. To read more about the GSGA Fellowship program, 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’s poetry has been included in Bared, an anthology published through Les Femmes Folles Books. The book, edited by Laura Madeline Wiseman, features work by a variety of contemporary poets, including Alicia Ostriker, Denise Duhamel, Maura Seaton, and Ellen Bass. To read more about the anthology and purchase a copy, you can visit its Amazon.com page by clicking here
Caitlin has been interviewed for The Primal School 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, and Brenda Peynado.
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 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 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” was published in The Angle and reprinted in the Fantastic Floridas Series through Burrow Press. From the editor’s introduction at The Angle:
“… 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 …”
To read Caitlin’s essay “Kerouac’s Junk Mail, Merrill’s Ouija Board: Living With Literary Ghosts” on the Burrow Press website, you can click here
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. To listen to Caitlin’s Drunken Odyssey Series interview with John King, you can click here
An essay titled “A Ringing Echo: The Poetry of Caitlin Doyle” has been 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 poet whose poems are “richly layered, full of razor-edged skill, and packed with invention and technical versatility.” She writes:
“…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…”
To read the full essay “A Ringing Echo: The Poetry of Caitlin Doyle” in The Critical Flame, you can click here
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.
To listen to Caitlin’s Functionally Literate Radio interview with hosts Jared Silvia and Ryan Rivas, you can click here
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. To order a copy of the book on Amazon, you can click here
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. For more details, you can click here
Caitlin’s poem “Ocean City” received a Pushcart Prize nomination. The poem originally appeared 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. To visit the book’s page on Amazon.com, you can click here. To read more about the book on the Green Writers Press blog, you can click here
Caitlin visited writing students at Trinity Preparatory School in Winter Park, FL, to lead a class about the sonnet tradition. Poet, editor, teacher, and Orlando Poet Laureate 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’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. To read more about it, you can click 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.
To read “Interview with a YoungArts Alumna: Award Winning Poet and Educator Caitlin Doyle,” you can click here
Caitlin appeared as one of two featured poets, along with Frank Messina, at the inaugural 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. You can read more about the event by clicking here and you can also find an announcement about it on Darlyn Finch Kuhn’s Scribbles: The Heartbeat of the Florida Writing Lifestyle site by clicking here. To visit the Kerouac Project Open Mic Event Facebook page, you can click here
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. To read more about it and purchase a copy, you can click here
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 presents a featured poet followed by a slam poetry competition. To learn more about There Will Be Words and its creator Jesse Bradley, you can click here
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.” To read more about the anthology series, you can click here, and you can click here to purchase a copy of the book on Amazon.
Caitlin gave a reading along with poet Annemarie Ni Churreain for the Literature Out Loud Series at the Maitland Art Museum. They presented their work as part of the museum’s “CulturePop” event, which included the opening of two new art exhibitions by Cicero Greathouse and Leigh Tarantino. To see an announcement about the reading on Darlyn Finch Kuhn’s Scribbles: The Heartbeat of the Florida Writing Lifestyle site, you can click here. To visit the event’s Facebook page, you can click here. To read about the event in The Orlando Weekly, you can click here.
“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)
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. To read “Poetic Sparks In The ‘Hooley” Tradition,” you can click here
John O’Rourke of BU Today has published an 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. She shared the stage with Robert Pinsky, Dan Chiasson, Leslie Epstein, Ha Jin, Sigrid Nunez, and Nell Stevens. In his article, O’Rourke writes:
“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?”
To learn more about the annual Boston University Faculty Reading, 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 read O’Rourke’s article “BU’s Literary Lions Read Tonight” in BU Today by clicking here
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. To read an announcement about Caitlin on the Interlochen Creative Writing Program site, you can click here, and to learn more about Interlochen Arts Academy, you can click here
Caitlin’s review of Will Schutt’s poetry collection “Westerly” appeared in Blackbird. To read the review, you can click here
Caitlin was awarded a fall 2013 residency fellowship as a Writer-In-Residence at the James Merrill House in Stonington, CT. To see Caitlin featured on the Merrill House Writer-In-Residence site and to learn more about the James Merrill House, you can click here
“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. To read more, you can click here
Caitlin was featured on the Boston University Creative Writing blog with regard to critic Michelle Lewis’ essay about her work: “Doyle & The Ersatz Life.” To read about “Doyle & The Ersatz Life” and learn about some of Caitlin’s recent literary activities, you can click here
Caitlin was awarded the Margaret Bridgman Scholarship in Poetry through the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in Middlebury, VT, August 2013. To learn about this year’s Bread Loaf Scholars, you can click here, and you can 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. Colette Sheridan from The Irish Examiner writes:
“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.”
To read more about Caitlin’s essay “Hungry Hills: Coming of Age as an Irish American Poet,” as discussed in The Irish Examiner, you can click here
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.”
To read the full text of “Doyle & The Ersatz Life” by critic Michelle Lewis, you can click here
Caitlin’s recent literary undertakings have been featured on the Boston University Creative Writing Department site. To read the feature, you can click here
Caitlin has been featured as the Gwarlingo Sunday Poet. 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.”
To read Aldredge’s full commentary on Caitlin’s work for the Gwarlingo Sunday Poet series, you can click here
Caitlin was selected as a finalist in the 2013 Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship competition through the Poetry Foundation. To learn more about the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship program, you can click here
Caitlin has been featured in Stay Thirsty as one of four “Emerging Poets to Watch.” Poet and critic Abriana Jette writes:
“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.”
To read Abriana Jette’s full article “Emerging Poets to Watch” in Stay Thirsty, you can click here
Caitlin was awarded the 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. To learn more about the WC&C Scholarship Program, you can click here
Caitlin taught Creative Writing (poetry and screenwriting) as the Emerging Writer-In-Residence at Penn State Altoona. To read about the position and about Caitlin’s Emerging Writer-In-Residence reading, you can click here, and you can click here to read about past writers who have held the position
Caitlin has been featured on the Boston University Creative Writing Department site with regard to her interview for the Identity Theory Emerging Poets Interview Series. To read about Caitlin’s appearance in the series and locate a link to the full interview, you can click here
Caitlin’s review of Heidy Steidlmayer’s debut collection, “Fowling Piece,” appeared as a Prose Feature at 32 Poems Magazine. To read the review, you can click here
Caitlin was selected as a featured reader on Poetryvlog.com. The Poetryvlog site presents a video of Caitlin reading several poems. To see Caitlin reading her work, you can click here
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. To read the poem, you can click here
Caitlin was awarded an Amy Award through Poets & Writers, a prize given annually to three poets under thirty. In September 2011, she read along with the other two awardees, Courtney Kampa and Jenny Xie, at the New York Society Library. To learn more about the New York Society Library, you can click here
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. To read more about the Vermont Studio Center, you can click here
Caitlin held the Roland Scholarship in spring 2012 as an Associate Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, FL. To read more about the Atlantic Center for the Arts, you can click here
Caitlin was awarded a Tennessee Williams Scholarship in Poetry for the 2011 Sewanee Writers’ Conference in Sewanee, TN. To read more about the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, you can click here
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. To check out the book’s Amazon.com page, you can click here. To read more about the book on the publisher’s blog, you can click here
Caitlin was awarded an Individual Artist Grant in Poetry through the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund for her poetry manuscript-in-progress. To read more about the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, you can click here
Caitlin was awarded a Literary Grant through the Elizabeth George Foundation. To read more about the Elizabeth George Foundation, you can click here
Caitlin was awarded the winter term Jack Kerouac Writer-In-Residence position at the Kerouac House in Orlando, FL. To see Caitlin featured on the Kerouac Project website, you can click here
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. Other writers appearing in the anthology include Curtis Sittenfeld, Matthew Klam, Will Blythe, and James Hoch. To read more about the “Writer’s Among Us” anthology, you can click here
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.” To read the rest of the review in Verse Wisconsin, you can click here
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. To listen to the podcast, you can click here
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. To learn more about the festival, you can click here.
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. To learn more about the Creative Writing Program at UNC Chapel Hill, you can click here
Caitlin was selected as a featured reader for the Apostrophe Cast Online Reading Series. To listen to a podcast of Caitlin reading her work for the Apostrophre Cast Series, you can click here
As the recipients of the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship in Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina at 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 some of their favorite poems (including work by Frost, Hayden, and Roethke), reading their own work, and answering questions from students. To listen to an audio recording of their presentation, you can click here
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
Well-known Florida artist Thomas Thorspecken sketched Caitlin Doyle at work on her poetry in the Jack Kerouac House. To view Thorspecken’s drawings of Caitlin and see his blog post about the experience of sketching her, you can click here. Thorspecken also sketched Caitlin during her Kerouac Writer-In-Residence reading at Infusion Tea in Orlando. To see his drawing of her reading and check out his blog post about the event, you can click here
Caitlin was one of the poets featured in the Best New Poets 2009 reading series in New York City. To see about a post on the Best New Poets site about the first reading in the series, which took place at Housing Works Bookstore, you can click here
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. To listen to an audio recording of the interview, you can click here
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.