ECA+ Creative Member Directory
Mapping the Arts in Easthampton, Southampton, & Westhampton


Carolyn Zaikowski


I see you / Love, we’re all here

Carolyn Zaikowski is from the Merrimack Valley and now lives in the Pioneer Valley. She has worked variously as a case manager, crisis counselor, caretaker for the disabled, and English professor. She has also taught ESOL and Democracy Studies in Kolkata India's red light districts and to Burmese exiles at the Thai border. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Naropa University.

Carolyn Zaikowski is the author of the novels A Child Is Being Killed (Aqueous Books, 2013), which poet Eileen Myles called "a saint of a little book." Read more about it here: http://www.aqueousbooks.com/author_pages/zaikowski.html She is also the author of In a Dream, I Dance by Myself, and I Collapse, which won Civil Coping Mechanism's Mainline award. Her fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared widely in such publications as Denver Quarterly, Entropy Magazine, Nebula: A Journal of Multidisciplinary Scholarship, Eleven Eleven Journal, The Rumpus, and Dusie.