Caroline Chavatel earned her B.A. in Creative Writing from Salisbury University and is currently a poetry M.F.A. candidate at New Mexico State University where she teaches first year composition. She has been nominated for an AWP Intro award and her work appears or is forthcoming in Slipstream, Potomac Review, So to Speak, Sugar House Review, and others. She currently lives in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
The Given, These Bodies
Winner of the October Prize for Poetry
There are several ways it will occur:
with enough debris to force a second
core, a currency of skin losing
laughter as it passes, bantam eyes [...]