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Fern G. Z. Carr

Author's Bio

FERN G. Z. CARR is a lawyer, teacher and past president of the local branch of the BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. She is a member of The League of Canadian Poets and former Poet-in-Residence who composes and translates poetry in five languages. A winner of national and international poetry contests, Carr has been published extensively world-wide: Austria, Australia,Canada, China, Cyprus, England, Finland, France, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mauritius, Mayotte Island (Mozambique Channel), Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Peru, Romania, Scotland, the Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, the USA, Wales and India where she has been cited as a contributor to the Prakalpana Literary Movement. Some of Carr's poetry was assigned reading for the West Virginia University’s College of Law course entitled “Lawyers, Poets, and Poetry.” Canadian honours include being featured online in Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, having her poetry set to music by a Juno-nominated musician and having her poem, “I Am”, chosen by the Parliamentary Poet Laureate as Poem of the Month for Canada. One of Carr’s haiku is even included on a DVD sent to the planet Mars aboard NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft. www.ferngzcarr.com

Publications and Prizes

Anthologies:
Metric Conversions (Nazar Look, 2016), Best of 2013 - Storm Cycle (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2014), Potnia: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Demeter (Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2014), Recession, Depression and Economic Reflection (Local Gems Poetry Press, 2014), Shield of Wisdom: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Athena (Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2014), Visual Poetry and Asemic Writing (mgv2>publishing, 2014), Visual Poetry and Asemic Writing (mgv2>publishing, 2014), Visual Poetry and Asemic Writing (mgv2>publishing, 2014), A Quiet Shelter There (Hadley Rille Books, 2013), A Quiet Shelter There (Hadley Rille Books, 2013), Body Electric (Omnia Press, 2013), Ekphrastia Gone Wild (Ain't Got No Press, 2013), Ekphrastia Gone Wild (Ain't Got No Press, 2013), GOLF (mgv2>publishing, 2013), Harnessing Fire (Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2013), Longest Hours (Silver Boomer Books, 2013), Longest Hours (Silver Boomer Books, 2013), Metric Conversions (Nazar Look, 2013), Metric Conversions (Nazar Look, 2013), Metric Conversions (Nazar Look, 2013), Metric Conversions (Nazar Look, 2013), Metric Conversions (Nazar Look, 2013), Of Sun and Sand (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2013), Point Mass (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2013), Point Mass (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2013), Pyrokinection (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2013), Cool on My Island (mgv2>publishing, 2012), D-Day 68'th Anniversary Anthology (mgv2>publishing, 2012), Fifty Stars and a Maple Leaf (mgv2>publishing, 2012), Fifty Stars and a Maple Leaf (mgv2>publishing, 2012), Ohio Poetry Day Best of 2012 (Ohio Poetry Day Association, 2012), Ohio Poetry Day Best of 2012 (Ohio Poetry Day Association, 2012), Paws, Claws, Wings and Things (Local Gems Poetry Press, 2012), Paws, Claws, Wings and Things (Local Gems Poetry Press, 2012), Rhyme and Punishment (Local Gems Poetry Press, 2012), Rhyme and PUNishment (Local Gems Poetry Press, 2012), Butterfly Away (Magnapoets Anthologies, 2011), Ohio Poetry Day Best of 2011 (Ohio Poetry Day Association, 2011), Voice of the Bards (Local Gems Poetry Press, 2011), Voice of the Bards (Local Gems Poetry Press, 2011), Voice of the Bards (Local Gems Poetry Press, 2011), Perspectives Anthology (Local Gems Poetry Press, 2010), Perspectives Anthology (Local Gems Poetry Press, 2010)
Journals:
ARC, Aries, Ars Medica: A Journal of Medicine, the Arts, and Humanities, Art Times, Bohemia, Caduceus, Caesura, Canadian Writers Journal, Candelabrum, Chrysanthemum, Cirque, Coldnoon, Constellations, Contemporary Literary Review India, Cyclamens and Swords, Danse Macabre, dirtcakes, dotdotdash, Dream International Quarterly, Eunoia, Free Xpression, Friends Journal, Geist, Glass Seed Annual, Green's Magazine, Inner Sins, Jewish Women's Literary Annual, Krax, Legal Studies Forum, Magnapoets, Mala Literary Journal, Mediterranean Poetry, Miracle E-Zine, New Contrast, Newport Review, Offerta Speciale, Once Upon a Time, Outlook, phati'tude Literary Magazine, Poetica Magazine, Poetry Haiku, Poetry New Zealand, Poetry Super Highway, Poetry USA, Prairie Fire, Quantum Leap, right hand pointing, Riverbabble, Room, Short, Fast, and Deadly, Skive Magazine, Sol Magazine, Soliloquies, Sukoon Magazine, Thalia, The Applicant, The Centrifugal Eye, The Nashwaak Review, The New Quarterly, The Rainbow Journal, The Rusty Toque, The Toronto Quarterly, Thema, Van Gogh's Ear, Verse Wisconsin, Voices Israel, VQ Online, White Wall Review, Whole Terrain, Windmills, Windsor Review, Worcester Review, World Haiku Review, Writers' Journal, Zingara Poet, Zona De Carga
Prizes:
•2013 Pushcart Prize Nominee •Haiku is aboard NASA's MAVEN spacecraft to Mars •Poem chosen by the Parliamentary Poet Laureate as Poem of the Month for Canada •A Winner of Concorso per poesia - Gli amici di Guido Gozzano 2014 (Italy) •Editor's Choice Award from James Ward Kirk Publishing •First Place Winner of Newport Review Poetry Contest •A winner of the Great Canadian Haiku Contest •First Place Winner Ohio Poetry Day 2012 Literary Persona Poetry Contest •Third Place Winner Ohio Poetry Day 2012 A Good Idea Poetry Contest •Honorable Mention Ohio Poetry Day 2012 Love of Life Poetry Contest •Honorable Mention Ohio Poetry Day 2012 Great Expectations Poetry Contest •First Place Winner Ohio Poetry Day 2011 Small Stuff Poetry Contest •Honorable Mention Ohio Poetry Day 2011 Special Award •Honorable Mention Ohio Poetry Day 2011 The Road Taken Poetry Contest •A winner of Contemporary Literary Review India Christmas Theme Contest •A winner of Poetry Super Highway’s Poetry Prompt Contest •A winner of Crow Toes Quarterly’s We’re Just Winging It Here Poetry Contest •Honorable Mention Shintai Haiku Category World Haiku Review •Honorable Mention Inner Sins Magazine Cross Words Contest •A winner of Geist Sentence Invitational

Fern G. Z. Carr Resume

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
War and Peace, Anna Karenina, Dracula, Les Misérables, Notre Dame de Paris, Les Fleurs du Mal, Cien años de soledad
Favorite Authors:
Tolstoy, Hugo, Baudelaire, Borges, Neruda

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Listing last updated: July 16, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English, French, Spanish

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