Carol Westberg with other poets at Poet Showcase reading

“Tyranny of Dreams,” first published in Calyx, was featured on the New Hampshire Poet Laureate Showcase and published in the Poet Showcase Anthology. “Map of Uncertain Soundings,” published in Hunger Mountain, was a finalist for the Ruth Stone Prize. Westberg’s poems have been nominated for Pushcart and the Best of the Net Awards.

Selected Readings

The Greens reading in Hanover, NH, November 21, 2022

Toadstool Books reading in Keene, NH, November 13, 2022

Gibson’s Bookstore reading with Sue D. Burton in Concord, NH January 20, 2022

Norwich Bookstore reading with Laura Foley in Norwich, VT January 11, 2022

COVID Spring reading with the New Hampshire Poet Laureate on September 21, 2020

Truro Library reading with the River Poets in Truro, MA, July 30, 2019

AVA Gallery reading with the River Poets in Lebanon, NH, on July 20, 2019

Norman Williams Library reading in Woodstock, VT (10 The Green) on January 23, 2016

Left Bank Books reading in Hanover, NH, September 22, 2015

Bookstock Literary Festival reading with Carol Potter in Woodstock, VT on July 24, 2015

Poetry Society of New Hampshire reading with Martha Carlson-Bradley at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord, NH on July 15, 2015

Gala Poetry Festival with NH Poet Laureate, NH State Library in Concord, NH, April 2015

Meetinghouse Reading Series, Canaan, NH, July 2011


“We Pass Like Thieves” nominated for a 2016 Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net Awards 2015 by the editors at DMQ Review

“Tyranny of Dreams” featured on NH Poet Laureate Showcase

NHPR’s Peter Biello interviews Carol on All Things Considered—Read/listen to the interview ›

Selected Publications

“Bitter House” appeared on May 7, 2018 in B O D Y

“Once More with No Feeling” appeared in the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of DMQ Review

“Snow Moon, for the Disruptor in Chief’s Clothing,” “Morning Ritual—Waking Up White,” and “Accumulations” appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of Leaping Clear

“Edible, Inedible” appeared in Valparaiso Poetry Review Volume XVIII, Number 1 (Fall/Winter 2016-2017)

“Tyranny of Dreams” appeared in the Poet Showcase Anthology, published by Hobblebush Books in Fall 2015

“Not Getting There” appeared in Earth & Eros: A Celebration in Words and Photographs, published by White Cloud Press in December 2015