Kizer, Carolyn

Kizer, Carolyn (Ashley)

(1925–  ) poet; born in Spokane, Wash. She studied at Sarah Lawrence (B.A. 1945), Columbia University (1945–46), and the University of Washington: Seattle (1946–47), and settled in Port Townsend, Wash. A founding editor of Poetry Northwest (1959–65), she taught at many institutions. She is known for her feminist poetry, as in Mermaids in the Basement: Poems for Women (1984).