Caitlin Doyle


Long Island born poet Caitlin Doyle recently held the Writer-In-Residence position at St. Albans School in Washington, DC, where she taught Creative Writing while working on her debut collection of poems. She has received residency fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Ucross Foundation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Jentel Foundation, the Edward Albee Foundation, and others. Caitlin Doyle’s poetry has received awards through the Academy of American Poets, The Atlantic Monthly magazine, the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, and others.

Most recently, Caitlin received a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize, the Paul T. Hurley Prize for Poetry, and a 2011 Pushcart Prize nomination. In 2009, she was selected as one of two emerging poets representing New York State in the Distant Voices Poetry Festival, a global reading series orchestrated by Stanza: Scotland’s International Poetry Festival.

Caitlin received her MFA in Poetry from Boston University, where she held the George Starbuck Fellowship in Poetry. As an undergraduate, she attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as the Thomas Wolfe Scholar in Creative Writing, a scholarship awarded for literary merit. Caitlin’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Best New Poets 2009, The Boston Review, The Black Warrior Review, The Warwick Review, Measure, Fugue, and others.

Podcasts and Writings from Caitlin Doyle

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Podcasts of Caitlin Doyle reading and discussing her poetry

During her time as the Writer-In-Residence at St. Albans School, Caitlin was interviewed by Tom Dews for the Ellison Library Podcast Series. To hear the interview and listen to Caitlin read some poems, click here:

Caitlin was a featured reader for the Apostrophe Cast Reading Series. To listen to Caitlin read several poems, click here:

Some of Caitlin’s work available online:

Click here to read Caitlin’s “Backward Sonnet for a Forward Thinker,” which was originally published in Rattle:

Click here to check out an interview with Caitlin and read her poem “If Siegfried And Roy Had Never Met,” which was originally published in Black Warrior Review

Click here to read three of Caitlin’s poems in Unsplendid:

“Thirteen,” which appeared in Unsplendid and then was chosen for publication in Best New Poets 2009


“Fragment 31” (a translation of a Sappho poem)

Click here to read Caitlin’s “The Breakfast In …