Carol Ciavonne's poetry is both lyrical and experimental and has been noted for its visual imagery. Poems have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Boston Review, Colorado Review, New American Writing and How2, among other journals. She was the recipient of the PSA Lyric Poetry Prize in 2004.
Her essays and reviews have appeared in Poetry Flash, Xantippe, and Pleiades. She was selected as a workshop participant at the New York Center for Book Arts in 2007, and was a writer in residence at the Pécs Writers Program in Pécs, Hungary, in 2013. Her book of poetry, Azimuth, is forthcoming from Jaded Ibis in 2014. A selection from the poems in Birdhouse Dialogues has been performed by the innovative Imaginists theater collective.
Ciavonne has a B.A. in Art, and an M.A. in Poetics from New College of California. She lives in Santa Rosa, California. She has collaborated with Susana Amundaraín on several performed pieces, including Explosion of a Memory and Clepsydra, as well as the Birdhouse Dialogues.