Carolyn Guinzio

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General Information

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Name: Carolyn Guinzio

Pen Name: None

Genres: Poetry

Born: 1964 in Chicago, Illinois



Photo Credit: Davis McCombs

Illinois Connection

I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. I attended Columbia College in Chicago. My first book, West Pullman, winner of the Bordighera Poetry Prize, revolves around the titular far south side neighborhood.

Biographical and Professional Information

Guinzio received a B.A. from Columbia College and an MFA from the Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College.

She is the author of the books West Pullman, Quarry and Spoke & Dark along with the chapbooks Untitled Wave and a liss. Her work has also appeared in Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Indiana Review, New American Writing, Smartish Pace, Willow Springs and many other journals. Guinzio has received awards from the arts councils of Kentucky and Illinois and the Fund for Poetry.

Currently, she is the poetry editor at Yew: A Journal of Innovative Writing & Images by Women. She lives with her husband, the poet Davis McCombs in Fayetteville, AR.

Published Works

  • West Pullman, Bordighera, 2005
  • Quarry, Parlor Press, 2008
  • Spoke & Dark, Red Hen Press, 2012

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

West Pullman (Bordighera Poetry Prize)

ISBN: 1884419704
Release Date: 2005-01-01

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Spoke & Dark

ISBN: 1597092290
Release Date: 2012-09-01

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Literary Awards

  • 2004 Bordighera Poetry Prize for West Pullman
  • A Room of Her Own/To The Lighthouse Prize for Spoke & Dark

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

External Links

Carolyn Guinzio on WorldCat

Carolyn Guinzio on Amazon


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