Fern G. Z. Carr

Poet

Kelowna, BC
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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 Central Okanagan 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. Carr is also a member of the Federation of BC Writers. 

A Pushcart Prize nominee, Carr composes and translates poetry in six languages including Mandarin. 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 and performed by a Juno-nominated musician, plus an online feature in The Globe and Mail.

Fern's poem, “I Am”, was chosen by the Parliamentary Poet Laureate as Poem of the Month for Canada.  Her poetry collection, Shards of Crystal, was released by Silver Bow Publishing in Nov. 2018 and is available on Amazon.  This book was recently spotlighted by Poetry Super Highway - a prominent Los Angeles poetry website - as their PSH Bookstore Featured Selection.  

Carr is thrilled to have one of her poems currently orbiting the planet Mars aboard NASA’S MAVEN spacecraft. 

For further information, please visit:  

Website - http://ferngzcarr.com/

Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fern_G._Z._Carr 

League of Canadian Poets - http://poets.ca/directory/ 

Federation of BC Writers - https://www.bcwriters.ca/member-directory/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/contact.ferngzcarr 

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/fern-g-z-carr-6b797a75/ 

Twitter - https://twitter.com/FernGZCarr

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43078502-shards-of-crystal?from_search=true 

poetry mini interviews - http://poetryminiinterviews.blogspot.com/search/label/Fern%20G.%20Z.%20Carr

Kelowna Now In Focus -https://www.kelownanow.com/good_stuff/good_people/news/In_Focus/In_Focus_Fern_G_Z_Carr/#fs_74059

Poetry Super Highway - http://poetrysuperhighway.com/psh/bookstore/featured-poet-books/

Review of Shards of Crystal - http://poets.ca/2019/01/14/review-shards-of-crystal-by-fern-g-z-carr/ 

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Collateral Damage (Glass Lyre Press, 2018)
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Degenerates (Weasel Press, 2017)
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Erotic Haiku: Of Skin On Skin (Black Moss Press, 2017)
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Nuclear Impact (Shabda Press, 2017)
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20th Anniversary Issue (mgv2>publishing, 2016)
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Metric Conversions (Nazar Look, 2016)
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dis-or-der (Red Dashboard LLC, 2015)
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A Quiet Shelter There (Hadley Rille Books, 2015)
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I Am Waiting Poetry Series (Silver Birch Press, 2015)
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Petals in the Pan (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2015)
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The Effects of Grace (TL Publishing Group, 2015)
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Viral (mgv2>publishing, 2015)
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Where the Nights Are Twice As Long (Goose Lane Editions, 2015)
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Best of 2013 - Storm Cycle (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2014)
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Desire / Road Kill (Lummox Press, 2014)
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Potnia: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Demeter (Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2014)
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Recession, Depression and Economic Reflection (Local Gems Poetry Press, 2014)
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Visual Poetry and Asemic Writing (mgv2>publishing, 2014)
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Longest Hours (Silver Boomer Books, 2013)
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Body Electric (Omnia Press, 2013)
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Ekphrastia Gone Wild (Ain't Got No Press, 2013)
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Harnessing Fire (Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2013)
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Metric Conversions (Nazar Look, 2013)
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Of Sun and Sand (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2013)
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Point Mass (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2013)
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Pyrokinection (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2013)
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Cool on My Island (mgv2>publishing, 2012)
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D-Day 68'th Anniversary Anthology (mgv2>publishing, 2012)
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Fifty Stars and a Maple Leaf (mgv2>publishing, 2012)
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Ohio Poetry Day Best of 2012 (Ohio Poetry Day Association, 2012)
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Paws, Claws, Wings and Things (Local Gems Poetry Press, 2012)
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Rhyme and PUNishment (Local Gems Poetry Press, 2012)
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Rhyme and Punishment (Local Gems Poetry Press, 2012)
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Butterfly Away (Magnapoets Anthologies, 2011)
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Ohio Poetry Day Best of 2011 (Ohio Poetry Day Association, 2011)
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Voice of the Bards (Local Gems Poetry Press, 2011)
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Perspectives Anthology (Local Gems Poetry Press, 2010)
Book:
Shards of Crystal (Silver Bow Publishing, 2018)
Journals:
Amsterdam Quarterly
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Aries
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Ars Medica: A Journal of Medicine, the Arts, and Humanities
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Art Times
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Blue Skirt Productions
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Bohemia
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Caduceus
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Caesura
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Canadian Writers Journal
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Candelabrum
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Chrysanthemum
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Cirque
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Constellations
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Contemporary Literary Review India
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Cyclamens and Swords
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Danse Macabre
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dirtcakes
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dotdotdash
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Dream International Quarterly
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Ealain
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Free Xpression
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Glass Seed Annual
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Green's Magazine
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Hedge Apple
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Inner Sins
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Jewish Women's Literary Annual
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Krax
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Legal Studies Forum
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Magnapoets
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Mala Literary Journal
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Mediterranean Poetry
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Miracle E-Zine
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Montana Mouthful
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New Contrast
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Newport Review
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Offerta Speciale
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Once Upon a Time
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Outlook
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Pasque Petals
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phati'tude Literary Magazine
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Poetry Haiku
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Poetry New Zealand
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Poetry USA
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Prairie Fire
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Quantum Leap
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Riverbabble
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Short, Fast, and Deadly
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Skive Magazine
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Society of Classical Poets
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Sol Magazine
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Soliloquies
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Sukoon Magazine
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Thalia
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The Applicant
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The Centrifugal Eye
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The Nashwaak Review
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The New Quarterly
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The Rainbow Journal
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The Toronto Quarterly
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Triadae Magazine
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Van Gogh's Ear
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Verse Wisconsin
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Voices Israel
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VQ Online
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White Wall Review
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Whole Terrain
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Windmills
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Windsor Review
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World Haiku Review
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Writers' Journal
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Zingara Poet
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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 authors: 
Victor Hugo, Pablo Neruda, Jorge Luis Borges
What I'm reading now: 
Integrated Chinese Textbook by Yao, Liu, Ge, Chen, Bi, Wang and Shi

More Information

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 update: May 09, 2019