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Carol Mirakove

Carol Mirakove


Born in Queens, New York, my love of poetry began at a young age and ignited while studying at University of East Anglia in Norwich. Following a mentorship with Lee Upton at Lafayette College I earned my MFA at George Mason University with Carolyn Forché as my advisor, during which time I became involved with the very vibrant poetry community in Washington, DC, organized by Mark Wallace, Rod Smith, Buck Downs, Joe Ross, and Heather Fuller.

I am a founding member of the subpress collective, with whom I published Fractured Humorous by Edwin Torres. I lived in NYC from 2001-2009, during which time I was a workshop leader at The Poetry Project and I served the arts newspaper Boog City as poetry editor and, with Jen Benka, as politics co-editor.

As of 2011, I live in San Francisco, California, where I am on the Board of Directors at Small Press Traffic and a member of Nonsite Collective.




The following recording was made at the Contemporary Women's Experimental Poetry festival, held 6-8 October 2006 in Cambridge, UK and organised by Emily Critchley with help from Catherine Brown.

  • 'Mediated'

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 Books and Pamphlets

  • The Collective Task poems and art by Tim Davis, Monica de la Torre, Stacy Doris, Robert Fitterman, Sabine Herrmann, Klaus Killisch, Carol Mirakove, Yedda Morrison, Kim Rosenfield, Lisa Sanditz, Rod Smith, and Juliana Spahr (Patrick Lovelace Editions, 2010)
  • 1,138, poems in collaboration with Jen Benka (Belladonna, 2007)
  • Mediated, poems (Factory School, 2006)
  • Occupied, poems (Kelsey St. Press, 2003)
  • temporary tattoos, poems (BabySelf Press, 2002)
  • WALL, poems (ixnay, 1999)

Journal publications

Include The Brooklyn Rail, The Capilano Review, Dusie, The East Village Poetry Web, How2, Jacket, MiPOesias, Quid, Rattapallax, Tool a Magazine, Try, West Coast Line, and West Wind Review.



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