Carol L. Deering

Carol L. Deering

Carol L. Deering

Carol L. Deering was born and grew up in New England but has lived well over half her life in the inland West, specifically western Wyoming, northern and southern Arizona, and east-of-the-Cascades Washington. The poems in this book are inspired by these wild and rural lands, and her travels around, through, and between them. They are, above all, poems of connection: animal, plant, rivers, people, rock, snow ~ nature and culture in many incarnations.

Carol holds a BA in English from Springfield College, and an MA in Librarianship & Information Management from the University of Denver. After a lifetime of library work, she has settled into full-time writing. She has twice received the Wyoming Arts Council Poetry Fellowship (2016, judge Rebecca Foust; 1999, judge Agha Shahid Ali).

Her poetry appears in online and traditional journals, such as The High Plains Register, Pinyon, Rio Grande Review, Prairie Wolf Press Review, and Owen Wister Review, and in the anthologies Ring of Fire: Writers of the Yellowstone Region (Rocky Mountain Press) and the recent Blood, Water, Wind & Stone: An Anthology of Wyoming Writers (Sastrugi Press).

She and her husband live in Wyoming.

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“No man alone
can truly share. O why are we, then,
strangers, awkward
with the blossom of this air?”

Havoc and Solace

Imagine watching a moose drink from a lake at nightfall. Gazing deep into a coyote’s eyes. Dancing rain that makes everyone young.

Is it possible to experience an American region through writing? If the possibility exists, it is through Carol L. Deering’s book.