Each week we will be connecting with our contributors showing where they have been, where they are now, and what’s up for the future.
Name: Caitlin Scarano
Title of Piece published in Sweet: “Did You Hear the One About the Man Who Killed the World’s Tallest Tree?”
Caitlin lives between the Skagit River and the border of Canada, which is on the West Coast for those of you who need to look that up (I did). This September you can also find her at the Montana Book Festival in Missoula. Check out more on her website www.caitlinscarano.com.
What are some major accomplishments you have had since your Sweet publication?
I am really, really excited to go to Antarctica this fall as a participant in the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists & Writers Program. I’ll be based in McMurdo Station. If you readers want to follow my adventures, I’ll be blogging about it on my site while I’m there!
Can you tell us about a current/ongoing project that you’re excited about?
I’m working on an essay right now about shadow blisters.
Who is your favorite author?
This changes all the time. I’m digging everything Kristin Chang is putting out lately.
What is your favorite poem/essay/book?
This also changes frequently! I recently found this essay by Jennifer Cheng and think it is a beauty.
What inspires you to write?
That damn barred owl outside my bedroom window each night.
Recently, I’ve found myself writing to the young woman my niece, who is currently six, is going to become, especially about lessons (related to gender, sex, love, self-accountability, addiction, etc) I’ve learned the hard way.
What is your favorite sweet?
Bread pudding is life.
Thank you, Caitlin, for taking the time to reconnect with us. We look forward to seeing more of your work in the future!