Carol Ruotsala Staats
Finnish North American Literature Association
Biographical Information

Carol Ruotsala Staats grew up in Alaska and attended Washington State
University and the University of Alaska at Anchorage. She lives in Wasilla, Alaska,
with her husband Willard and their three children.


Staats, Carol Ruotsala. “Setting the Net.” In Red, White, and a Paler Shade of
Blue: Poems on the Finnish American Experience
. Rhinelander, WI: Tamarack
Publishing for FinnFest USA '96, 1996.

“Lapland Bear Rug” and two other poems, and “The Rituals,” a short
In Michael Karni and Aili Jarvenpa, editors, Sampo the Magic Mill: A
Collection of Finnish-American Writing
. Minneapolis, MN: New Rivers Press, 1989.  

“Moon Cove,” “Stone Harvest,” “Afternoon Grace,” “Embers Stirring,”
and “Old Maps, Old Faces.”
Connecting Souls: Finnish Voices in North
. Varpu Lindström & Börje Vähämäki, editors. Beaverton, Ontario,
Canada: Aspasia Books, 2000.