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Caroline Goodwin, The Paper Tree

  • Page Turner Bookstore 25797 Conifer Road, #B104 Conifer, CO, 80433 United States (map)

A Page Turner Writers Series Event!!

Come hear spectacular poet, Caroline Goodwin read from her collection, The Paper Tree. Have the chance to get your book signed and spend the evening with us at Page Turner,  mingling and sipping red wine.

About Caroline Goodwin


Caroline Goodwin teaches at California College of the Arts and the Stanford Writer's Studio. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford, she is the author of Trapline, Peregrine and The Paper Tree. She holds a BA in biology from Colorado College and an MFA in poetry from the University of British Columbia. Born and raised in Alaska, she currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her daughter.


About The Paper Tree


In The Paper Tree, Caroline Goodwin gives us an evocative journey through time and place. Her poetry carries emotional traces of sun-warmed afternoons where bark and moss emanate from the pages as true senses. With a cadence that flows like the special rivers of her poems, she writers for all of us to feel included in her dreams.

--Jerry Garcia, author of Hitchhiking with the Guilty and On Summer Solstice Road

The Paper Tree is a brave, luminous, and beautifully wrought book “where the need to name the shape/does not exist/and nothing can be pinned/down or held as evidence” (42). It begins with stems and stones, death and beads. Then Goodwin takes us deep into a teeming world characterized by perhaps, where tiny gold frogs hop away and leave a cool sheen on the arms (“A kind of sleeve”) and medicine grows in the rushes. Ultimately, the edges of that mythic landscape blur into the relentlessly technological, political, and embattled present. But when we finally enter the familiar world (of radiation, mass-incarceration, and friend requests), we do so with a broadened sense of these key particulars: mother, father, daughter, sister, ghost.

--Chiyuma Elliott, author of California Winter League and Vigil