Caroline Manring

Caroline Manring grew up in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. She earned her BA in English from Cornell University and her MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her first full-length collection of poems, Manual for Extinction, won the 2012 National Poetry Review Book Contest. A Teaching Writing Fellow and a Leggett-Schupes Fellow, her work has appeared in Colorado Review, Conduit, Jubilat, Drunken Boat, H_NGM_N, Sixth Finch, Juked, and other literary magazines. Her poetry chapbook, No Postman, was published by Split Oak Press in 2009. She has been a member of the Faculty at Ithaca College, Elmira College, and Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where she is also a Poetry Editor for the Seneca Review. She and her husband live in Ithaca, NY, where she volunteers as a bird walk guide at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and plays fiddle in a family band.

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