Carrie Addington's poems have appeared in Poet Lore, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, American Literary Review, The Collagist, RHINO, Gargoyle, Waxwing, and others.  She is the recipient of the Virginia Downs Poetry Award, the American Literary Review Poetry Award, and a Pushcart nominee.

She is completing her first full-length poetry collection, Chamber Made, and currently working on a collection of essays and her second poetry collection titled,The Beauty Machine, which uses her tenure working in the beauty industry as a lens for viewing the world and relationships around her.  

She received a Master of Fine Arts, Poetry degree from George Mason University. She currently resides in Northern Virginia where she works as a Facilitator for the Association for Talent Development and is an Associate Professor of English at Northern Virginia Community College. She is a co-founder of #MTGcollective and serves on the board of the American Poetry Museum in Washington DC. 




"I have a slight obsession with hearts. Not the candy-coated, Hallmark card, commoditized version of the heart but the intricacy of the anatomical heart, and its triumphs and failures." ~ Carrie