Caitlin Scarano is a poet based in Washington state. She is a PhD candidate in English/Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She teaches undergraduate courses in composition and creative writing, has a background in student affairs, and is a freelance writer and researcher.
She was recently selected as a participant in the National Science Foundation's Antarctic Artists & Writers Program, and will deploy to McMurdo Station in Antarctica in fall 2018.
Her debut collection of poems, Do Not Bring Him Water, was released in Fall 2017 by Write Bloody Publishing.
Caitlin has an MA in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University and an MFA in Poetry from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Caitlin was the winner of the 2015 Indiana Review Poetry Prize, judged by Eduardo Corral. Her poem “Mule” was selected for the Best New Poets 2016 anthology. Her flash fiction piece “Pitcher of Cream” was included in The Best Small Fictions 2016.
She has two poetry chapbooks: The White Dog Year (dancing girl press, 2015) and The Salt and Shadow Coiled (Zoo Cake Press, 2015). Her recent work can be found in Granta, Crazyhorse, and Ninth Letter.
She has done writing residences at Sundress Academy for the Arts in Tennessee; the North Cascades Institute in Washington; the Hinge Arts Residency program in Fergus Falls, Minnesota; and Artsmith on Orcas Island, Washington.