Caroline Goodwin is a poet and essayist based in Montara, California. Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, she holds a BA in biology from The Colorado College and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. In 1999 she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to attend Stanford as a Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry. She is the author of the chapbooks Kodiak Herbal (2008), Gora Verstovia (2010) and Peregrine (2015) and the full-length collections Trapline (JackLeg Press, 2013) and The Paper Tree (Big Yes Press, 2017). Her essays have appeared in South Dakota Review, Junction Box and Catamaran Literary Reader. She teaches at the Stanford Writer’s Studio, California College of the Arts and UC Berkeley Extension; from 2013 – 2015 she served as the first Poet Laureate of San Mateo County, California. “In a Time of Mourning” is from her collection-in-progress entitled Old Snow, White Sun.