Angela Carter

Harrisonburg, VA
Website: 
www.angelacarterpoetry.com

Author's Bio

Angela M. Carter was born, and raised, in a Virginia farming town of less than 280 country-folk. Angela moved abroad, to England, for nearly five years and returned to sweet Virginia with a new-found confidence, and voice. Her first full-length poetry collection, Memory Chose a Woman’s Body (unbound CONTENT) is a poetic journey that spotlights the effects of the silences endured after negative life occurrences, and openly describes the difficult roads she travelled on her way towards healing. Angela is a poetry editor of CityLitRag (NYC webzine), a coordinator of Rocktown Poetry Circle, a motivational speaker, an artist, and has obtained article and anthology publications. She currently lives in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley with her husband, two daughters, two dogs and with dreams of making others aware that every moment has a butterfly effect into our (and others’) futures.

Publications and Prizes

Book

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

Spoken Word Performance

Court Square Theatre
2014)
James Madison University
2013)
Vox Poetica
2013)
Artful Dodger, Harrisonburg, VA
2013)
The 24 Hour Project
2014)
International Poetry Festival
2013)
TS Eliot Tribute-Harrisonburg VA
2013)
SWAG Reading
2016)
SWAG Open Mic
2014)
Harrisonburg, VA
2016)
Larkin Arts

More Information

Listed as:
Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
VA

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Phone Calls from the Dead by Beth Bentley, Refusing Heaven by Jack Gilbert
Favorite Books:
The Velveteen Rabbit Ariel by Sylvia Plath
Favorite Authors:
Charles Bukowski, Sylvia Plath, Sharon Olds, Beth Bentley, Ai, John Berryman

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Listing last updated: July 23, 2014.

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