Caroline Swanson

Program Coordinator
Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics

Caroline Swanson, better known as Swanee, is a poet-scribe from Sacramento. She is an active culture worker and has served as a board member on the Sacramento Poetry Center and collective.aporia, volunteered in various youth literacy programs and workshops, and continues to write and perform original work. She has a background in small press publishing, modeling, culinary arts. Her current interests are in Norse Animism, language permutation, and energy systems.

Swanee has a BA in English Literature from the University of Iowa where she was also a writer in their non-fiction track, and an MFA from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics where she was awarded the Ted Berrigan Scholarship and the Leslie Scalapino Award.

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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

Based on the current weather forecast, the Healing with the Ancestors Talk & Breeze of Simplicity program scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday will be held as planned.

Staff that do not work remotely or are scheduled to work on campus, can work remotely. Staff that routinely work remotely are expected to continue to do so.

As a reminder, notifications will be sent by e-mail and the LiveSafe app.  

Regardless of Naropa University’s decision, if you ever believe the weather conditions are unsafe, please contact your supervisor and professors.  Naropa University trusts you to make thoughtful and wise decisions based on the conditions and situation in which you find yourself in.