Caleb Curtiss (he/him) is a writer and teacher from downstate Illinois. His debut poetry collection, Age of Forgiveness, was published in September of this year by Sundress Publications.

Previously, Black Lawrence put forth A Taxonomy of the Space Between Us, a hybrid work of poetry that won the 2014 Black River Chapbook Competition. Caleb’s creative work explores the intersection of memory and formal play. His poems, essays, visual erasures, fiction, and reviews have appeared in Gettysburg Review, Ninth Letter, Witch Craft Magazine, American Short Fiction, International Poetry Review, Image, New England Review, TriQuarterly, the Southern Review, and others.

Caleb graduated a Conrad Humanities Scholar in English literature and rhetoric; Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He completed his MFA in Poetry at Vermont College of Fine Arts, and in 2022 he was honored as an Established Arts Fellow by the state of Delaware, where he resides with his family.


MFA in Poetry | Vermont College of Fine Arts

BA in English Literature & Rhetoric | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Conrad Humanities Scholar