Oles, Carole Simmons (Carole Oles)

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Oles, Carole Simmons (Carole Oles)


Born in New York, NY. Education: Graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York and University of California, Berkeley.


Office—Creative Writing Program, California State University, Chico, 400 W. 1st St., Chico, CA 95929. E-mail—[email protected]


Former teacher at University of Massachusetts at Boston, Hollins College, and Old Dominion University; California State University, Chico, member of English faculty, beginning 1992, became professor emeritus, and director of creative writing program. MacDowell Colony, fellow; American Academy in Rome, visiting artist-scholar; Sweet Briar College, Banister writer in residence; Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, summer faculty member; teacher at other writing workshops.


Grant from National Endowment for the Arts; Virginia Prize; two Strousse Awards, Prairie Schooner; Pushcart Prize; Gertrude B. Claytor Prize, Poetry Society of America; Robert H. Winner and Ruth Lake Memorial Awards.



(Under name Carole Oles) The Loneliness Factor, Texas Tech Press (Lubbock, TX), 1979.

(Under name Carole Oles; editor, with Elinor Persky) Poems, a Celebration: An Anthology of Poetry by Poets Who Have Participated in the Spring Poetry Festivals Sponsored by the Newton Free Library, Newton, Massachusetts, Newton Free Library (Newton Corner, MA), 1982.

(Under name Carole Oles) Quarry, University of Utah Press (Salt Lake City, UT), 1983.

(Under name Carole Oles) Night Watches: Inventions on the Life of Maria Mitchell, A. James Books (Cambridge, MA), 1985.

The Deed, Louisiana State University Press (Baton Rouge, LA), 1991.

Stunts, GreenTower Press (Maryville, MO), 1992.

Sympathetic Systems, Lynx House Press (Spokane, WA), 2000.

Waking Stone: Inventions on the Life of Harriet Hosmer, University of Arkansas Press (Fayetteville, AR), 2006.

Recordings of the author reading her poetry include Carole Oles Reading Her Poems with Comment in the Recording Laboratory, 1981; Carole Oles, New Letters (Kansas City, MO), 1985. Contributor to literary magazines, including American Poetry Review, Field, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, and Women's Review of Books.



American Poetry Review, November-December, 2001, Robin Becker, review of Sympathetic Systems, p. 11.