Carol Westberg is a poet, teacher, and editor. Her second book, Terra Infirma, was a finalist for the 2014 Tampa Review Prize for Poetry and Slipstream was a finalist for the 2011 New Hampshire Literary Award for Outstanding Book of Poetry. Two of her poems were also honored, “Map of Uncertain Soundings” as a finalist for the Ruth Stone Prize and “Tyranny of Dreams” as a selection for the poet laureate’s New Hampshire Poet Showcase. Carol has published poems in Prairie Schooner, Hunger Mountain, Salamander, CALYX, North American Review, and other journals.
She currently consults as a writer, editor, and project manager. Her clients include Apple Computer, Aspen Institute, Institute for the Future, John Wiley and Sons, Jossey-Bass, Simon Pearce, Stanford University, West Central Behavioral Health, and numerous individuals.
Born in Berkeley, California, Carol grew up on a farm in Iowa and earned degrees from Duke (BA), Stanford (MA in Teaching), and Vermont College (MA in Poetry). She’s worked as communications director at Vermont Law School, as director of creative services at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and as an editor at the Institute for the Future and Little, Brown and Co. She lives in Hanover, NH with her husband and two curious cats.