CAConrad has worked with the ancient technologies of poetry and ritual since 1975. They are
the author of 9 books, including AMANDA PARADISE: Resurrect Extinct Vibration (Wave Books,
2021), which won the 2022 PEN Josephine Miles Award. They received a 2022 Ruth Lilly Poetry
Prize, a Creative Capital grant, a Pew Fellowship, and a Lambda Award. They exhibit poems as
art objects with recent solo shows in Spain and Portugal, and their play The Obituary Show was
made into a film in 2022 by Augusto Cascales. UK Penguin published two books in 2023, and a
new collection of poetry is forthcoming from Wave Books in 2024 titled Listen to the Golden
Boomerang Return
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