Carolyn Oliver

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Carolyn Oliver is the author of Inside the Storm I Want to Touch the Tremble (University of Utah Press, 2022), winner of the Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry. Her writing has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Shenandoah, Copper Nickel, 32 Poems, At Length, SmokeLong Quarterly, Terrain, The South Carolina Review, Necessary Fiction, and elsewhere, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net in both fiction and poetry. Carolyn lives in Massachusetts with her family. Her website is


Cover Photo: An illustration of a couple from behind, seated in lawn chairs in the foreground as they face an outdoor orchestra beyond. Behind the pavilion in front of them is a forest. Above the couple hovers a small brown bat in midflight.
The Present

If she just had her family back, Nia thought. Together they could chart a way out of the breaking.

Aug 26, 2022