Angela Carter

Poet, Spoken Word Artist

Harrisonburg, VA
Virginia US

Author's Bio

Angela M. Carter is an author, poet, novelist, motivational speaker, spoken word performer, visual artist and an advocate/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 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, the Plath Poetry Project, 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 lives in Harrisonburg, VA, with her husband, two children, two dogs, two chickens and has many upcoming speaking engagements relating to abuse and depression awareness.

Publications & Prizes


Memory Chose A Woman's Body (unbound CONTENT, 2014)

Spoken Word

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 won: 

Nominated for 2014 Pushcart Prize
Nominated 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

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Last update: May 21, 2019