About

Carolyn Oliver is a writer, poet, editor, and reader.

Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Cincinnati ReviewFIELDIndiana ReviewCopper NickelMichigan Quarterly ReviewThrushBoothThe South Carolina ReviewTin House Online, SmokeLong Quarterly, 32 Poems, Southern Indiana Review, America, and Tahoma Literary Review, among other publications.

Carolyn’s writing has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net in both fiction and poetry. She is the winner of the Laurence Goldstein Poetry Prize from Michigan Quarterly Review, selected by Linda Gregerson; the Louisville Literary Arts/The Louisville Review Writer’s Block Prize in Poetry, selected by Maggie Smith; and The Worcester Review‘s Frank O’Hara Prize, selected by Rachel McKibbens. She now serves as a poetry editor for The Worcester Review.

A graduate of The Ohio State University (BA) and Boston University (MA), she also works with a wide range of clients on writing and editing projects.

Carolyn lives in Massachusetts with her family.

Find her on Twitter and Instagram: @CarolynROliver

Interviews

SmokeLong Quarterly: With Brenna Womer on “Nail Polish”

Milk Candy Review: With Cathy Ulrich on “The Patron Saint of Fury”

FlashBack Fiction: With Ingrid Jendrzejewski on “Infanta”