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I served as NC's first woman Poet Laureate from 2005-2010 and was recently inducted into the NC Literary Hall of Fame. My most recent collection DESCENT was published in the LSU Press poetry series. I've read at St. Francis College, Brooklyn, New York, Yale University, UNC-Chapel Hill, among many others. My second book, WILDWOOD FLOWER, received the Lamont (now Laughlin) award for the best second book published by an American poet.
Jessie Carty’s writing has appeared in publications such as MARGIE, decomP and Connotation Press. She is the author of six poetry collections which include the chapbook An Amateur Marriage (Finishing Line, 2012) which was a finalist for the Robert Watson Prize and her newest full length collection MORPH (Sibling Rivalry, 2013). Jessie teaches in the First-Year Writing Program at UNC-Charlotte.