Carolyn Oliver

Carolyn Oliver is the author of The Alcestis Machine (Acre Books, forthcoming 2024) and Inside the Storm I Want to Touch the Tremble (University of Utah Press, 2022), selected for the Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry. She lives with her family in Massachusetts. Her website is

The Woman with the Suitcase Full of Stars

The woman with the suitcase full of stars arrived at the walled city on a night so cold the clouds refused to surrender snow.  The gates, for many centuries merely ornamental, swung open at the ...