Carol Guess

Carol Guess received a BA from Columbia University in 1990 and an MFA from Indiana University in 1994.

Guess is the author of several poetry collections, including How to Feel Confident with Your Special Talents (Black Lawrence Press, 2014), which she cowrote with Daniela Olszewska; Tinderbox Lawn (Rose Metal Press, 2008); and Femme’s Dictionary (Calyx Books, 2004).

Guess’s poetry is known for its embrace of hybrid forms and its exploration of feminist and LGBT themes. Randall Brown, the founder of Matter Press, writes, “Carol Guess builds the most wondrous word-nests, each one holding something precious, each one surrounded by the world-at-large, afire.”

Guess currently teaches creative writing and queer studies at Western Washington University. She lives on the Washington coast.