Caroline New

Caroline Harper New is a writer and visual artist from Bainbridge, Georgia. Rooted in the Gulf Coast, her poems trace the line between love and ruin, often straddling archaeology, folklore, & environmental issues. She received her BA in anthropology from Davidson College and her MFA in Poetry from the University of Michigan, where she is currently a post-MFA Zell Fellow and the Dzanc Writer-in-Residence.

Her work can be found in American Poetry Review, Southern Humanities Review, PRISM International, Driftwood Press, Ruminate, and elsewhere. She is the winner of the Robert & Adele Schiff Award (Cincinnati Review, 2022), John & Eileen Allman Prize for Poetry (Bellevue Literary Review, 2022), Steve Kowit Poetry Prize, Second Runner-Up (San Diego Annual Review, 2022), Malahat Open Season Award (Malahat Review, 2023); as well as a finalist for the Adrift Chapbook Award (2022) and Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize (Persea Press, 2023). See more at