Cary Waterman is a poet and non-fiction writer. She is the author of four books of poems. Her most recent collection, BOOK OF FIRE was a finalist for the Midwest Book Award. Her previous collection, WHEN I LOOKED BACK YOU WERE GONE, was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award.
Her poems are included in the anthologies Poets Against the War, Minnesota Women Poets from Pre-territorial Days to the Present, Where One Voice Ends Another Begins: 150 Years of Minnesota Poetry, Poetry City USA, Volume 2, The Logan House Anthology of 21st Century American Poetry, In the Middle, and A Geography of Poets. Her poems have also appeared in magazines such as Water~Stone Review, The New Guard, Cutthroat, Blue Earth Review, Great River Review, Minnetonka Review, Lake Region Review and others.
She received second place in The Common Ground poetry contest, was a finalist in The New Guard poetry contest and has received several Pushcart nominations. She co-edited with Jim Moore the anthology, Minnesota Writes: Poetry.
Her essay, Horizon, appeared in Rkvry Quarterly Literary Journal, and in the recently published anthology, The Heart of All That Is: Reflections on Home.
She has received grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Bush Foundation including the Loft McKnight Award of Distinction for Poetry. She has had residencies at the MacDowell Colony and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland.
She is Assistant Professor of English at Augsburg College in Minneapolis where she teaches in the undergraduate program and is Poetry/Memoir Mentor in the low-residency MFA Program.