Caroline Teague is a London born and bred poet who writes on grief, identity and how she comes to terms with some harrowing realities of being human and being alive, in a style she terms ‘tragic optimism’, hoping that the honesty through her writing can translate into something positive and comforting for someone else. Creator of the musical project ‘Caroline Smiling’ which blends music, spoken word and illustration to creatively communicate ideas around mental health and queer identity. Caroline hosts London’s only regular three-round slam, Genesis Poetry Slam, and is an artist in residence at the Vauxhall-based queer cabaret night Bar Wotever. Her debut poetry pamphlet will be released with Burning Eye Books in 2019.
Caroline Teague will be attending StAnza as our 2019 poet in residence, supported by the Edwin Morgan Trust.