Angela Carter

Harrisonburg, VA

Author's Bio

Angela M. Carter is an author, poet, novelist, motivational speaker, spoken word performer, visual artist and activist. She was born, and raised, in a Virginia farming town. Angela moved abroad, to England, for nearly five years, after receiving a one-month scholarship to study at the University of Bath. She returned to Virginia with a new-found confidence, and voice. Memory Chose a Woman’s Body (unbound CONTENT, 2014) is a poetry memoir, which spotlights the effects of the silences endured after abuse, neglect and depression. Angela is a 2014 Pushcart Prize nominee, nominee for the 2015 Virginia Library Literary Award (poetry), and has been featured in a multitude of venues, including The KGB Club in Manhattan and Busboys and Poets. Her publications include Silver Birch Press, Deep Water Literary Journal, Whurk, Vox Poetica, Premiere Generation Ink, City Lit Rag, The Word Ocean, Worst Week Ever, Our Stories Untold, Gutsy Living, and several anthology publications. She is an advocate of the healing ability of the arts. Angela M. Carter is the Art Director at The Artful Dodger, in Harrisonburg, VA, and an organizer of various community-wide events. She lives in Harrisonburg, VA, with her husband, two children, two dogs, four chickens and has many upcoming speaking engagements relating to abuse and depression awareness. www.angelacarterpoetry.com

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
Memory Chose A Woman's Body
(unbound CONTENT, 2014)
Performances: 
Artful Dodger, Harrisonburg, VA
(2013)
, Court Square Theatre
(2014)
, Harrisonburg, VA
(2016)
, International Poetry Festival
(2013)
, James Madison University
(2013)
, Larkin Arts, SWAG Open Mic
(2014)
, SWAG Reading
(2016)
, The 24 Hour Project
(2014)
, TS Eliot Tribute-Harrisonburg VA
(2013)
, Vox Poetica
(2013)
Prizes Won: 
Nominated for 2014 Pushcart PrizeNominated for 2015 Virginia Literary Awards

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Phone Calls from the Dead by Beth Bentley
,
Refusing Heaven by Jack Gilbert

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
work_excerpt: 
“Silence is a very loud killer; it might enter our homes and neighborhoods on tiptoes, but it'll leave by siren.” -Angela M. Carter
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Last updated: Feb 15, 2017