...I used to dream of sons—dark haired, light caught in the nets of their eyes. Mouths ripe as blood on a whitewashed wall. Boys were always better in fantasy. I thought my imagination might snag and hold me under, like the girl whose hair got caught in the pool filter and she spiraled down for hours before any adult noticed.
"Sleeping Dog Awake"

Select Interviews and Blog Posts

KMSU Radio Weekly Reader: Interview with Caitlin Scarano

Muzzle MagazineSpeaking from Fracture

Winter Tangerine ReviewShedding Skins Series

The Town CrierAuthor Notes (Caitlin Scarano on death, sexuality, and poetry)

select publications

FugueEmber (poetry)

Hobart: Four Poems (poetry)

The PuritanThe Last Time He Ever Touched Me (poetry)

Ninth LetterScatter (poetry)

GrantaTwo Poems (poetry)

Radar PoetryMule (poetry)

Poor Claudia: CrushThree Poems (poetry)

Ghost TownWhat You Killed, What You Thought (poetry)

Los Angeles ReviewOf Possible War (flash fiction)

Watershed ReviewBody, Baby, Water; Moon (essay)

Best new poets 2016

Entering its eleventh year, Best New Poets has established itself as a crucial venue for rising poets and a valuable resource for poetry lovers. The only publication of its kind, this annual anthology is made up exclusively of work by writers who have not yet published a full-length book. The poems included in this eclectic sampling represent the best from the many that have been nominated by the country’s top literary magazines and writing programs, as well as some two thousand additional poems submitted through an open online competition. The work of the fifty writers represented here provides the best perspective available on the continuing vitality of poetry as it is being practiced today.

Distributed for the Samovar Press in cooperation with Meridian: The Semi-Annual from the University of Virginia


The best small fictions 2016

This second installment of The Best Small Fictions, edited by series editor Tara L. Masih and guest editor Stuart Dybek, continues to celebrate the diversity and quality captured in fiction forms fewer than 1,000 words. Forty-five acclaimed and emerging writers--including Alberto Chimal, Toh EnJoe, Kathy Fish, Amelia Gray, Etgar Keret, R. O. Kwon, and Eliel Lucero--offer readers "some of the brightest concise writing available today" (NewPages). With spotlights on Texture Press and author Megan Giddings, the acclaimed new series, with its "finger on the pulse," succeeds in its aim to make something big from many small things.