Cait Buxbaum

Cait Buxbaum (also known as Caitlin M.S. Buxbaum) is a poet, photographer, novelist and “former” journalist born and raised in Alaska. She has a Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary English from University of Alaska Anchorage and a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese Studies and English with an emphasis in Creative Writing from Gustavus Adolphus College. She has published five books of poetry under her own imprint, Red Sweater Press, and has had work featured in Firethorne, Literary Juice and America’s Emerging Writers: Pacific Region by Z Publishing. If she’s not writing or publishing, she’s teaching ESL online through VIPKid.




  • Stakes (Red Sweater Press, July 2019)
  • The Compendium of Lost Poems (Red Sweater Press, May 2019)
  • Ever Unknown, Ever Misunderstood (Red Sweater Press, March 2019)*
  • Songs from the Underground (Red Sweater Press, March 2019)*
  • Uneven Lanes (Red Sweater Press, March 2019)*
  • Ginseng & Rubber (Blurb & Smashwords, March 2019)

* These collections were first privately “published” (printed and bound as books) in 2012 (SFTU), 2014 (EUEM) and 2017 (UE).

Individual poems

  • “Eating Toast” (Firethorne, May 2014)
  • “For Years and All That’s Gone” (FirethorneDec 2013)
  • “‘Developed'” (FirethorneMay 2013)
  • “An evening” (FirethorneMay 2013)
  • “surreptitious maybe you wouldn’t know” (Firethorne,  May 2012)
  • “Expectations” (Literary JuiceApril 2012; Firethorne,  May 2012)
  • “Identity” (Literary Juice, April 2012)

Short stories


Wabi-Sabi World: An Artist’s Search (Red Sweater Press, via Blurb, 2019)



  • “In the Key of B” (The 48-Hour Play Project, Gustavus Adolphus College, April 2013)
  • “The Changer” (television script, work in progress)