“One Fall” – Five on the Fifth, Vol. 8, Issue 1, November 5th, 2022

“Swimming Lessons” – Pleiades: Literature in Context, Online Exclusive, September 18th, 2022

“Star Count of Orion” – JMWW Journal, January 22nd, 2020, nominated for Best of the Net 2020, selected for Best Small Fictions 2021, selected for 2013-2022 jmww anthology published by Modern Times

“How To Grow Basil” – Barren Magazine, Issue No. 11; reprint in Heat the Grease, We’re Frying Up Some Poetry from Gnashing Teeth Publishing, December 2019

“Building Bridges” – Minetta Review, Spring 2013


“From Ashes” – forthcoming Midway Journal, Vol. 17, Issue 4

Attacus atlas” and “Closer” – forthcoming Twelve Mile Review

Four poems: “Yun,” “Still Life,” “Hectic,” and “Wild Flower” – Dream Glow Magazine, Winter 2023 Volume III, Issue 1 – Digital Print

Cyanistes caeruleus” – Third Wednesday, January 21st, 2023, forthcoming in the Spring 2023 print issue

“Geo Logic” – Footprints: an anthology of new ecopoetry, eds. Aaron Kent and Charlie Baylis, Broken Sleep Books, June 30th, 2022

“I become a hurricane” – Emerge Literary Journal, Issue 18

“What grows in the garden” – Whale Road Review, Issue 22

“I imagine turning to stare into the face” – Kissing Dynamite Poetry, Issue 25

“Observations during a winter golden hour walk” – Stirring: A Literary Collection, Winter 2021, Vol 23, Ed.1

“100-Year Storm” – The Babel Tower Notice Board, January 15th, 2021

“New Passover” and “Lessons to learn from herbicide-resistant waterhemp”Lumiere x Elysian Special Issue: Advocacy, December 13th, 2020

“Solastalgia” – perhappened mag, December 12th, 2020

“Behind smudged glass, we sat” – Front Porch Review, October 14th, 2020

Five Poems: “Sonnet With A Short Storm,” “How to communicate catastrophe,” “Aubade, inside,” “Aftermath,” and “Sonnet Waking Up During A Storm” – The Unpublishable Zine, September 25th, 2020

“Sonnet Staying In” and “Is it nice where you are?” – Verse-Virtual, Pandemic Poems, April 14th, 2020

“I have been burying” – Across the Social Distances, April 11th, 2020

“Untitled” – Backchannels Journal, Instant Publishing – The Pandemic Issue, 03 April 2020

“True Story” – As It Ought To Be Magazine, January 27th, 2020, nominated for Best of the Net 2020

“Pseudonymous” – Eunoia Review, December 29th, 2019

“Sonnet With A Final Supper” – The Orchards Poetry Journal, Winter 2019 Issue

“When I start paying attention” – Lyrical Iowa, November 2019

“Sonnet Feeding Friends” – From The Edge, Autumn 2019 Issue (journal website down as of December 2019)


“Letter: Cases are on the rise, we are entering winter and we need a plan from ISU” by Caroliena Cabada, Vivian Cook, Dhruv Raturi, and Kelsey Zimmerman, Iowa State Daily, 22 Nov 2020

“Iowa State falls short on COVID-19 protections and pledges, graduate students say” by Julia Bilek, Caroliena Cabada, Vivian Cook, Kelsey Zimmerman, and Zachary Calhoun, Des Moines Register, 19 Oct 2020

Published by Caroliena Cabada

Caroliena Cabada is a writer currently based in Lincoln, Nebraska. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing and Environment from Iowa State University, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Creative Writing, Fiction, from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her writing has been published in online and print journals and anthologies, and has been selected for Best Small Fictions 2021.