Carol Barrett holds doctorates in both clinical psychology and creative writing. She coordinates the Creative Writing Certificate Program at Union Institute & University, and teaches in the Creativity Studies program at Saybrook University. Carol has published in psychology, religious studies, gerontology, women’s studies, medical, education, and dance and art therapy journals, in addition to literary magazines and anthologies. Her collection Calling in the Bones won the Snyder Prize from Ashland Poetry Press. PANSIES, a work of creative nonfiction, is forthcoming from Sonder Press. Carol has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the National Science Foundation. One of her favorite stories is how Lynn Swann of Pittsburgh Steelers’ fame came to dance in her master’s thesis production at USC. “Borders” came about when Carol moved to her grandmother’s former home in Battle Ground, WA.
Author-in-hiding, Digital Artist-in-training, Student-in-perpetuum