|Caryl Pagel is the author of three books of poetry--Free Clean Fill Dirt (University of Akron Press, 2022), Twice Told (University of Akron Press), and Experiments I Should Like Tried at My Own Death (Factory Hollow Press)--as well as a collection of essays, Out of Nowhere Into Nothing (FC2), and three chapbooks: Paul Revere's (Essay Press), Mausoleum (WinterRed Press), and Visions, Crisis Apparitions, and Other Exceptional Experiences (Factory Hollow Press).
Pagel's poetry and prose have appeared in AGNI, Brick, Conduit, The Rupture The Iowa Review, The Mississippi Review, New American Writing, and The Paris Review, among other journals and her poems have been featured on Verse Daily, Poetry Daily, and the Academy of American Poets poem-a-day series. She is the recipient of grants and residencies from the Headlands Center for the Arts, The Hermitage Artist Retreat, and the Ohio Arts Council.
Pagel is a co-founder and editor at Rescue Press and the Director of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center. She teaches poetry and nonfiction in the NEOMFA.