Carla Schwartz

Poet, Spoken Word Artist

Massachusetts US

Author's Bio

Filmmaker and photographer Carla Schwartz’s poems have been widely published, including in The Practicing Poet (Diane Lockward, Ed) and in her collections “Signs of Marriage,” “Mother, One More Thing,” and “Intimacy with the Wind.” Her CB99videos youtube channel has 2,400,000+ views. Learn more at, or or find her on Twitter (, YouTube (, Threads (, BlueSky:( or Instagram ( Recent publications and acceptances include Banyan Review, The Ear, Channel, California Quarterly, Cutthroat, Gone Lawn, The Poet’s Touchstone, Ibbetson Street, Inquisitive Eater, Paterson Literary Review, New-Verse News, Remington Review, Triggerfish Critical Review, The MacGuffin, Verse-Virtual Online, and Leon. Carla Schwartz is a 2023 recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant. Her poem, “Pat Schroeder Was Our Mother,” won the 2023 New England Poetry Club E.E. Cummings Prize.

Publications & Prizes


The Practicing Poet: Writing Beyond the Basics (Terrapin Books, 2018)
Intimacy with the Wind (Finishing Line Press, 2017)
Mother, One More Thing (WordTech Communications, 2014)
Signs of Marriage (Finishing Line Press, 2022)
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Leon Literary Review
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Switched-On Gutenberg
The Inquisitive Eater
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Spoken Word

Gallery 55 (2014)
Lizard Lounge ()
Prizes won: 

2023 EE Cummings Prize, New England Poetry Club for the poem "Pat Schroeder was our Mother"

More Information

Gives readings: 
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Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Seniors
Fluent in: 
English, French
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Last update: Jan 30, 2024