Recently named the first Poet Laureate of San Mateo County, Caroline Goodwin is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford. She teaches in the MFA Writing and the undergraduate Writing and Literature programs and is the faculty advisor for the college's undergraduate literary journal, Humble Pie, and the HearSay Reading Series. A short collection entitled Text Me, Ishmael was recently published by the Literary Pocket Book series in Pontypridd, Wales, UK and her first full-length poetry collection, Trapline, is available from JackLeg Press in Chicago.
Born and raised in Alaska, she moved to the Bay Area in 1999. Her work has appeared most recently in Junction Box and The Broken Plate. She is currently at work on a nonfiction book about the life and death of her second daughter, Josephine.