Carol Moldaw was born in Oakland, California, and grew up in the Bay Area. In 2011 she served as the Louis D. Rubin, Jr., Writer-in-Residence, at Hollins University, and she has taught at Stonecoast, the University of Southern Maine’s brief residency M.F.A. program, Naropa University, The College of Santa Fe, as well as privately. The Lightning Field won Oberlin College Press’s FIELD Prize, and she is also the recipient of an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship as well as a Pushcart Prize. Moldaw now lives outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico with her husband and daughter.