Caroline Shea is a writer and editor living in Connecticut. She is a poetry editor at Green Writers Press, a small, women-run press with a focus on sustainability. Her work has appeared in Crab Fat Magazine, Souvenir Lit, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and COG Magazine, among other publications. She was a finalist for the 2018 Brett Elizabeth Jenkins Poetry Prize. This fall, she will be attending an MFA program in poetry and is currently working on a chapbook about girlhood, the body, and recovery. Her writing often explores and interrogates femininity, as well her own experiences with mental illness and chronic pain. She is also invested in writing about place and landscape and how these environments can shape and challenge personal identity.
Some favorite writers include (though the list is always growing): Ada Limón, Morgan Parker, Sharon Olds, Lucie Brock-Broido, Angela Carter, Lauren Groff, and Jeanette Winterson.
Currently Reading: The Uses Of The Body (Deborah Landau) and You Know You Want This (Kristin Roupenian). Rereading The Twenty-Ninth Year (Hala Alyan) and The Waves (Virginia Woolf)