Carolyn Dahl was the Grand Prize winner in the national 2015 ARTlines2 poetry contest, a finalist in the PEN Texas Literary competition in nonfiction, and the 2018 Malovrh-Fenlon Poetry Prize (Orchard Street). Her essays and poems have been published in twenty-six anthologies, including: Women on Poetry (McFarland), Goodbye, Mexico (Texas Review Press), Beyond Forgetting (Kent State), and various literary journals, including: Copper Nickel, Plainsongs, Rock & Sling, Camas, and Hawaii Review. She is co-author of the poetry and art book The Painted Door Opened.
As a visual artist, Carolyn has shown her work in museums and national galleries. She has been a guest artist on HGTV and PBS, authored three art books: Transforming Fabric I&II (F&W Books) and Natural Impressions (Watson-Guptill). When she isn’t writing or making art, Carolyn raises monarch butterflies in her kitchen and sets them free in her Houston garden. www.carolyndahlstudio.com. Art Preserves What Can’t be Saved, 2019.
Carolyn Dahl’s Art Preserves What Can’t be Saved was selected as the First Place winner in the Chapbook Division of the National Federation of Press Women Communications’ Contest. It was also the First Place winner in the Chapbook Division of the Press Women of Texas Competition.