Fern G. Z. Carr

Kelowna, BC

Author's Bio

FERN G. Z. CARR is a former lawyer, teacher and past President of both the local branch of the BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Project Literacy Kelowna Society. She is a Full Member of the League of Canadian Poets and has served as the League's Poet-in-Residence mentoring young writers. A Pushcart Prize nominee, Carr composes and translates poetry in six languages including Mandarin Chinese. She has been published extensively worldwide from Finland to Mauritius. Honors include having been cited as a contributor to India's Prakalpana Literary Movement as well as having had her work taught at West Virginia University, set to music by a Juno-nominated musician, and featured online in The Globe and Mail. Her poem, “I Am”, was chosen by the Parliamentary Poet Laureate as Poem of the Month for Canada. Carr's debut poetry collection, Shards of Crystal, is slated for Fall 2018 publication by Silver Bow Publishing. Carr is thrilled to have one of her poems currently orbiting the planet Mars aboard NASA’S MAVEN spacecraft. www.ferngzcarr.com

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
Shards of Crystal
(Silver Bow Publishing, 2018)
Anthologies: 
20th Anniversary Issue
(mgv2>publishing, 2016)
, 20th Anniversary Issue
(mgv2>publishing, 2016)
, 20th Anniversary Issue
(mgv2>publishing, 2016)
, 20th Anniversary Issue
(mgv2>publishing, 2016)
, A Quiet Shelter There
(Hadley Rille Books, 2015)
, A Quiet Shelter There
(Hadley Rille Books, 2015)
, Best of 2013 - Storm Cycle
(Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2014)
, Body Electric
(Omnia Press, 2013)
, Butterfly Away
(Magnapoets Anthologies, 2011)
, Cool on My Island
(mgv2>publishing, 2012)
, D-Day 68'th Anniversary Anthology
(mgv2>publishing, 2012)
, Degenerates
(Weasel Press, 2017)
, Desire / Road Kill
(Lummox Press, 2014)
, dis-or-der
(Red Dashboard LLC, 2015)
, Ekphrastia Gone Wild
(Ain't Got No Press, 2013)
, Ekphrastia Gone Wild
(Ain't Got No Press, 2013)
, Erotic Haiku: Of Skin On Skin
(Black Moss Press, 2017)
, Fifty Stars and a Maple Leaf
(mgv2>publishing, 2012)
, Fifty Stars and a Maple Leaf
(mgv2>publishing, 2012)
, Harnessing Fire
(Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2013)
, I Am Waiting Poetry Series
(Silver Birch Press, 2015)
, 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, 2016)
, Metric Conversions
(Nazar Look, 2013)
, Metric Conversions
(Nazar Look, 2013)
, Metric Conversions
(Nazar Look, 2013)
, Nuclear Impact
(Shabda Press, 2017)
, Nuclear Impact
(Shabda Press, 2017)
, Nuclear Impact
(Shabda Press, 2017)
, Of Sun and Sand
(Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2013)
, Ohio Poetry Day Best of 2011
(Ohio Poetry Day Association, 2011)
, 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)
, Perspectives Anthology
(Local Gems Poetry Press, 2010)
, Perspectives Anthology
(Local Gems Poetry Press, 2010)
, Petals in the Pan
(Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2015)
, Point Mass
(Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2013)
, Point Mass
(Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2013)
, Potnia: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Demeter
(Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2014)
, Pyrokinection
(Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2013)
, Recession, Depression and Economic Reflection
(Local Gems Poetry Press, 2014)
, Rhyme and Punishment
(Local Gems Poetry Press, 2012)
, Rhyme and PUNishment
(Local Gems Poetry Press, 2012)
, The Effects of Grace
(TL Publishing Group, 2015)
, Viral
(mgv2>publishing, 2015)
, Viral
(mgv2>publishing, 2015)
, Viral
(mgv2>publishing, 2015)
, Visual Poetry and Asemic Writing
(mgv2>publishing, 2014)
, Visual Poetry and Asemic Writing
(mgv2>publishing, 2014)
, Visual Poetry and Asemic Writing
(mgv2>publishing, 2014)
, 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)
, Where the Nights Are Twice As Long
(Goose Lane Editions, 2015)
Journals: 
Amsterdam Quarterly, Arc, Aries, Ars Medica: A Journal of Medicine, the Arts, and Humanities, Art Times, Blue Skirt Productions, Bohemia, Caduceus, Caesura, Canadian Writers Journal, Candelabrum, Carbon Culture Review, Chrysanthemum, Cirque, Coldnoon: Travel Poetics, Constellations, Contemporary Literary Review India, Cyclamens and Swords, Danse Macabre, dirtcakes, dotdotdash, Dream International Quarterly, Ealain, Ekphrastic Review, Eunoia Review, Free Xpression, Geist, Glass, 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, Montana Mouthful, New Contrast, Newport Review, Offerta Speciale, Once Upon a Time, Outlook, Pasque Petals, phati'tude Literary Magazine, Poetica Magazine, Poetry Haiku, Poetry New Zealand, Poetry Super Highway, Poetry USA, Prairie Fire, Quantum Leap, Right Hand Pointing, Riverbabble, Scarlet Leaf Review, Short, Fast, and Deadly, Shot Glass Journal, Skive Magazine, Slant, Society of Classical Poets, Sol Magazine, Soliloquies, Sukoon Magazine, Thalia, The Applicant, Café Review, The Centrifugal Eye, The Muse, The Nashwaak Review, The New Quarterly, Rainbow Journal, Rusty Toque, The Toronto Quarterly, THEMA, Triadae Magazine, 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, Young Ravens Literary Review, Zingara Poet, Zona De Carga
Prizes Won: 
•2013 Pushcart Prize Nominee •Haiku is aboard NASA's MAVEN spacecraft currently orbiting the planet 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

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books: 
War and Peace, Les Misérables, Dracula, Cien años de soledad
Favorite Authors: 
Victor Hugo, Pablo Neruda, Jorge Luis Borges

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English, French, Spanish
Born in: 
Canada
Raised in: 
Canada
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Last updated: Nov 07, 2018