Caitlin Dwyer is a writer from Portland, Oregon.

Her journalistic writing pursues subjects in depth, resulting in complex, comprehensive features that explore the nuances of a particular issue.  Based on careful observation, interviews, immersion and scholarly research, Caitlin’s articles build characters and tell amazing human stories. Her poetry has been published in journals such as The Beloit Poetry Review, Notre Dame Review, Thrush, Portland Review, and Quiddity.

She received her B.A. in English from Pomona College, Master of Journalism degree at the University of Hong Kong and Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Pacific Lutheran University’s Rainier Writer’s Workshop. Caitlin has been to twenty countries on four continents and can talk about the weather in Spanish, Italian, and Mandarin Chinese.

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In addition to her freelance work, Caitlin has been a regular contributor or editor at…


Editor at The Immigrant Story (2017 – present)

House Writer at Buddhistdoor International

House Writer at Buddhistdoor International (2014 – 2019)

Asian Review of Books

Contributing Writer & Social Media Coordinator at Asian Review of Books (2012-2013)

Freelance Writer at Europe Up Close (2008-2013)

Assistant Editor at Poetry Northwest (2006-2008)



Master of Fine Arts in Writing, PLU Rainier Writer’s Workshop, 2020

Master of Journalism, University of Hong Kong, 2013

Bachelor of Arts in English, Pomona College, 2006 (cum laude)

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One response to “About

  1. Hi Caitlin, I enjoyed your story about “Mr. Chan and the Machine” greatly. I have a large collection of historic letter press equipment. I am from Eugene, living and working in Wuhan and I would love to be able to meet Mr. Chan. I would appreciate being able to get in touch with you. I would appreciate it if you would drop me a line at tom@ironmanwindmill.com and let me know how I can get in touch with you! I look forward to reading more of your work.

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