Carol Burnes


Weston, MA 02493
(781) 891 0869

Author's Bio

I am a word coach helping anybody with anything to do with words, written, spoken or performed. I guide creators from the first spark to their final flourish and presentation. In all my work I focus on the power of poetic image and on storyline, be it with lawyers, PhD researchers, poets, creative writers of any kind, doctors, business executives, or children.

As performance poet/storyteller I am commissioned to create major public pieces, such as opening Boston's Deer Island Sewage Treatment Plant. I create poems and pieces for ceremonies, sometimes as officiant.

My one-woman-show 'Suddenly Single' weaves poetry, improvisational acting and storytelling, and has been well received both here and in England.

My work takes me to England, Europe, New Zealand and Australia, as well as here and there in the US.

Publications & Prizes

An Episode of Buttons (Flarestack Publishing U.K., 1998)
Fine Lines (Headland Publications, 1992)
Roots & Wings (Emerald Press, 1986)
13th Moon
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Connecticut Magazine
Little Magazine
Pipe Works UK
Rhino Magazine

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What I'm reading now: 
The Wisdom of Donkeys by Andy Merrifield, When Women Were Birds by Terry Tempest Williams, Stasiland by Anna Bunder, The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa, Blue Horses by Mary Oliver

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Weston, MA
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Last update: Apr 20, 2016