CB Follett won the 2001 National Poetry Book Award for her Collection of poems "At the Turning of the Light" published by Salmon Run Press. She is the Poet Laureate of Marin County, CA (2010 to 2012).
Follett is the publisher and owner of Arctos Press and with Susan Terris was editor of RUNES, A Review of Poetry, an annual themed anthology, published until 2008.
CB Follett has had poems published by Calyx, Green Fuse, Peregrine, Ploughshares, The Cumberland Review, Rain City Review, Ambit (England), The MacGuffin, Birmingham Poetry Review, Black Bear Review, New Letters Review, Psychological Perspectives, Without Halos, The Iowa Woman, Heaven Bone, Americas Review, The Taos Review, among others.
She has been printed in several anthologies,
She has won the Portland Poetry Festival Competition, The New Press Literary Quarterly Prize, the Northwoods Journal National Poetry competition and a grant from the Marin Arts Council.
Her poems have been awarded other contest prizes, including Third in the Billee Murray Denny, Honorable Mentions in the New Letters Prize, second, and third, in the Ann Stanford Prize, the National Poetry Book Award, the Michael W. Gearhart Memorial Prize Sun Dog, the Southeast Review, Black Bear Review Poetry Prize and many others.
She has been runner up for the Robert H. Winner Memorial Award, the George Bogin Award and finalist in the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award, all from Poetry Society of America.
Six of her poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and she has been nominated three times as an individual poet.
Besides various chapbooks, and handmade books of her poems, she has five collections of poetry. The latest is Houses (Tebot Bach, 2011).