Carol Potter's third book of poems, A Short History of Pets
, won the Cleveland State University Poetry Center Award (1999), and the Balcones Award. Her other awards include a Pushcart Prize, The New Letters
Award for Poetry, and the Tom McAfee Discovery Award from the Missouri Review
. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, The American Poetry Review, Field, The Iowa Review, The Massachusetts Review, Poetry Miscellany, The Journal, New Letters, Prairie Schooner, Pushcart Prize xxvi, Best of the Small Presses
, and many others. Her most recent book, Otherwise Obedient
was published by Red Hen Press and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in GLBT poetry.