A Chicago native, Carolyn Guinzio received a B.A. from Columbia College and an MFA from the Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College. Her work has appeared in Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Indiana Review, New American Writing, Smartish Pace, Willow Springs and many other journals. She is the author of West Pullman, winner of the 2004 Bordighera Poetry Prize, Quarry (Free Verse Editions, Parlor Press, 2008), and Spoke & Dark, chosen by Alice Quinn as winner of the A Room of Her Own/To The Lighthouse Prize (Red Hen, 2012). She also is the author of the chapbooks Untitled Wave (Cannibal, 2009) and a liss, (Dancing Girl Press, 2012). She has received awards from the arts councils of Kentucky and Illinois and the Fund for Poetry. Currently, she is the poetry editor at Yew: A Journal of Innovative Writing & Images by Women. She lives with her husband, the poet Davis McCombs and their two children in Fayetteville, AR.
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