Chair of Esoteric Poetics
Caitlan Mitchell MFA is a writer and madwoman currently residing in Gilpin County at 9,000 feet. She released her first collection of poetry, a self-published chapbook entitled BONES in 2016, and is currently working on her second collection, due out sometime this year, as a well as her first novel. Her poetry has been published in a variety of literary magazines, including The Love Shovel Review, Naropa’s SWP Magazine, EAT/ATE, and The Baltimore Post Examiner, to name a few. She has been a featured poetry performer at Arise Music Festival, the Boulder Fringe Festival, and The Laughing Goat’s weekly reading series, So You Think You’re a Poet. Caitlan has been facilitating workshops at BAFS camp for the last three years, and is looking forward to returning this summer for her fourth go-round. Particular areas of interest include: etymology, philology, mythology, occultism, paganism, Reiki, Asatru, Jungian psychology, and feminist theory. She enjoys hiding out in corners of coffee shops, getting lost in the woods, and howling at the moon. She earned her MFA in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, and her BA in English Language & Literature from the University of Maryland.