Caroline Bergvall is a poet and text-based artist based in London, England. She was born in 1962 in Hamburg, Germany, and grew up in Geneva, Paris, New York, and Oslo.
Her books include Eclat (Sound&Language, 1996), Goan Atom, 1: Doll (Krupskaya, 2001). A selection has appeared in the Oxford Anthology of Modern British and Irish Poetry, ed. Keith Tuma (Oxford University Press, 2001). She is widely featured in magazines and on the net both in the US and Europe. She has developed audiotexts as well as collaborative performances and installations with artists in galleries and at festivals. Most recently, the sound-text installation Say:"Parsley" at the Liverpool Biennial (2004). Other recent outputs include: GONG (Belladonna, NY: 2004) and 8 Figs (Equipage, Cambridge: 2004), Eclat redesigned as a pdf book for ubuweb. Her collection FIG (Goan Atom, 2) is due out with Salt in 2005. Her new CD, VIA, is published by Rock Drill.
Her critical work is chiefly concerned with context-led writing and performance text practices. She was Director of Performance Writing at Dartington College of Arts (1995-2000). She is currently Associate Research Fellow in Performance Writing at Dartington and is co-chair of the Bard College's MFA Writing Program (New York). In 2005, she is a visiting professor at Temple University's graduate writing program (Philadelphia)..