Caylin Capra-Thomas

Caylin Capra-Thomas
Graduate Instructor
04 Tate Hall

BA English, University of Vermont, 2009

MFA Creative Writing, University of Montana, 2015

Research and Teaching

Areas of Study:

  • Creative Writing

Pronouns: she/her

Caylin Capra-Thomas is a creative writing PhD student in poetry and nonfiction. She is the author of the poetry collection Iguana Iguana, forthcoming from Deep Vellum Press, as well as two poetry chapbooks, Inside My Electric City (YesYes Books 2017) and The Marilyn Letters (dancing girl press 2013). Her poems have appeared in journals including New England Review, Crazyhorse, Pleiades, Colorado Review, 32 Poems, Copper Nickel, Washington Square Review, and elsewhere. She has been awarded fellowships and residencies from the Vermont Studio Center and the Studios of Key West, and she was the 2018-2020 poet-in-residence at Idyllwild Arts Academy.

Awards and Honors

2016 Yemassee Nonfiction Prize for “Three Things I Remember About Lady Chatterley’s Lover

2016 Louisville Literary Arts Association’s Writer’s Block Prize for Poetry for “I Don’t Know What People Should Do”

2017 First Place Winner of Baltimore Review’s Summer Contest for “Bigfoot to Her Daughter”

2018 Fellowship Recipient for Vermont Studio Center Writer’s Residency

2018 Artist-in-Residence at Studios of Key West

2018-2020 Poet-in-Residence at Idyllwild Arts Academy

2018 Fairy Tale Review Award in Poetry for “At Publix, the Florida Skunk Ape Hunts Dangerous Game”

2018 Mississippi Review Nonfiction Prize Finalist for “Sillage”

2019 Raleigh Review Laux/Millar Prize in Poetry for “Iguana Iguana”

2019 Harpur Palate Milton Kessler Memorial Prize in Poetry for “Search History Sad”

2020-2021 Creating Writing Program Award in Nonfiction for "Somewhere Like Here but Better"

Selected Publications

Iguana Iguana, poetry collection, Deep Vellum Press, forthcoming 2022

Inside My Electric City, poetry chapbook, YesYes Books, 2017

The Marilyn Letters, poetry chapbook, dancing girl press, 2013