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Carol Potter

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09/26/2009

Carol Potter’s fourth book of poems, Otherwise Obedient (2007) was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in GLBT poetry. Her book of poems Short History of Pets won the 1999 Cleveland State Poetry Center Award and the Balcones Award. Previous books include Upside Down in the Dark (1995) and Before We Were Born (1990)—both from Alice James Books.

Potter’s poems have appeared in Field, The Iowa Review, Poetry, The American Poetry Review, The Massachusetts Review, The Journal, Prairie Schooner, The Women’s Review of Books and many other journals and anthologies. Other awards include a Pushcart Prize, The New Letters Award for Poetry in 1990, The Tom McAfee Discovery Award from The Missouri Review and three Massachusetts Council of the Arts Awards.

After five years in California, Potter returned to New England and has settled in the Northeast Kingdom where she works as Academic Coordinator for Community College of Vermont and teaches in the Antioch University MFA program in Poetry.

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