Caroline Harper New is a writer and visual artist from Bainbridge, Georgia. Her writing is grounded in anthropology and rooted in the Gulf Coast, where she turns to natural disaster, scientific discovery, and stories of obsession to confront love’s potential for violence and interrogate the consequences of devotion. In doing so, her work reckons with concepts of extinction, often straddling archaeology, politics, folklore, & ecopoetics.
New received her BA in anthropology from Davidson College and her MFA in Poetry from the University of Michigan. In addition to writing, she has done ethnographic research in Madagascar, created ecopoetic short films in Georgia, illustrated children’s books, and participated in interdisciplinary eco-collaborations in Wyoming.
Her paintings have been featured in the Hulu series The First, commercials by the Leo Burnette Company, and solo exhibitions. Her poetry has appeared in American Poetry Review, Southern Humanities Review, PRISM International, and Ruminate, with work forthcoming in the Cincinnatti Review, Bellevue Review, Driftwood Press, Malahat Review, and San Diego Annual.
She is currently on a Zell Fellowship at the University of Michigan and Dzanc Writer-in-Residence in Ann Arbor, MI.