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Angela Carter

Author's Bio

Angela M. Carter was born, and raised, in a Virginia farming town of less than 280 country-folk. As an adult, Angela moved abroad, to England, for nearly five years and returned to Virginia with a new-found confidence, and voice. Her first full-length memoir poetry collection, Memory Chose a Woman’s Body (unbound CONTENT) is a poetic journey that spotlights the effects of the silences endured after abuse, neglect and depression. Angela is a 2014 Pushcart Prize nominee, poetry editor of City Lit Rag, a coordinator of arts-related events, Vice President of Spitzer Art Center (Harrisonburg, VA) , a motivational speaker, arts advocate, a painter and photographer. Her publications include Whurk, Vox Poetica, Premiere Generation Ink, City Lit Rag, The Word Ocean, Worst Week Ever, Our Stories Untold, Gutsy Living, and several anthology publications. Angela is an activist that speaks out against the silences that follow abuse, and dedicates all of her spare time to being the voice for many that are unable to speak up. In addition, she is an advocate of the healing ability of the arts, and believes each and every individual is an artist. Currently, she is concentrating on several visual art exhibits, completing her book tour along the east coast of the USA, and is writing her first novel. www.angelacarterpoetry.com

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Memory Chose A Woman's Body (unbound CONTENT, 2014)
Performances:
Harrisonburg, VA (2016), SWAG Reading (2016), Court Square Theatre (2014), SWAG Open Mic (2014), The 24 Hour Project (2014), Artful Dodger, Harrisonburg, VA (2013), International Poetry Festival (2013), James Madison University (2013), TS Eliot Tribute-Harrisonburg VA (2013), Vox Poetica (2013), Larkin Arts ()
Prizes:
Nominated for 2014 Pushcart Prize

Angela Carter Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Phone Calls from the Dead by Beth Bentley, Refusing Heaven by Jack Gilbert
Favorite Books:
The Velveteen Rabbit Ariel by Sylvia Plath
Favorite Authors:
Charles Bukowski, Sylvia Plath, Sharon Olds, Beth Bentley, Ai, John Berryman

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Listing last updated: January 1, 2015

More Information

Listed as:
Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
VA

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