Carlton Fisher


219 Arlington Street
Watertown, NY 13601

Author's Bio

A native of northern New York, Carlton D. Fisher was raised in the town of Lisbon on the Canadian border. He began writing stories as a child, and remained a frustrated fiction writer until his late 30s, when he finally began writing poetry seriously. Since then, he has become a vocal advocate for increasing public awareness and appreciation of the practice of poetry and has been published in multiple journals and magazines, including Assaracus, The Paterson Literary Review, OCHO, Lips, Weave, MiPOesias and others.

In 2014, he was named a finalist for the Allen Ginsberg award and won the Crush poetry contest sponsored by Punctum books.

Carlton currently teaches as a full-time faculty member in the English department at SUNY Jefferson Community College in Watertown, NY, where he began working as an adjunct instructor in 2001. He teaches various composition and literature courses as well as poetry workshops. He is an active member of the North Country Arts Council and is in the progress of completing his doctoral degree in the creative writing program at SUNY Binghamton.

An avid animal lover, he lives with his adoring Lab, Gilbert, and an assemblage of cats that some might consider excessive, but are family.

He is currently in the process of completing several projects, including a poetry chapbook scheduled for release in late summer of 2014 and his first novel.

Publications & Prizes

Animal: Beast of a Literary Magazine
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Sugar Mule
Prizes won: 

Crush Poetry Contest (Punctum Books)
Finalist for the 2014 Allen Ginsberg Award

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Lisbon, NY
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Last update: Jul 04, 2014