Fern G. Z. Carr

Kelowna, BC
E-mail: 
Website: 
www.ferngzcarr.com

Author's Bio

FERN G. Z. CARR is a lawyer, teacher and past president of the local branch of the BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. She is a member of The League of Canadian Poets and former Poet-in-Residence who composes and translates poetry in five languages. A winner of national and international poetry contests, Carr has been published extensively world-wide: Austria, Australia,Canada, China, Cyprus, England, Finland, France, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mauritius, Mayotte Island (Mozambique Channel), Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Peru, Romania, Scotland, the Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, the USA, Wales and India where she has been cited as a contributor to the Prakalpana Literary Movement. Some of Carr's poetry was assigned reading for the West Virginia University’s College of Law course entitled “Lawyers, Poets, and Poetry.” Canadian honours include being featured online in Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, having her poetry set to music by a Juno-nominated musician and having her poem, “I Am”, chosen by the Parliamentary Poet Laureate as Poem of the Month for Canada. One of Carr’s haiku is even included on a DVD sent to the planet Mars aboard NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft. www.ferngzcarr.com

Publications and Prizes

Anthology

Ekphrastia Gone Wild
(Ain't Got No Press,
2013)
A Quiet Shelter There
(Hadley Rille Books,
2013)
Point Mass
(Kind of a Hurricane Press,
2013)
Pyrokinection
(Kind of a Hurricane Press,
2013)
Metric Conversions
(Nazar Look,
2013)
Ohio Poetry Day Best of 2012
(Ohio Poetry Day Association,
2012)
Ohio Poetry Day Best of 2011
(Ohio Poetry Day Association,
2011)
Paws, Claws, Wings and Things
(Local Gems Poetry Press,
2012)
Rhyme and PUNishment
(Local Gems Poetry Press,
2012)
Voice of the Bards
(Local Gems Poetry Press,
2011)
Longest Hours
(Silver Boomer Books,
2013)
Perspectives Anthology
(Local Gems Poetry Press,
2010)
Harnessing Fire
(Bibliotheca Alexandrina,
2013)
Butterfly Away
(Magnapoets Anthologies,
2011)
Cool on My Island
(mgv2>publishing,
2012)
D-Day 68'th Anniversary Anthology
(mgv2>publishing,
2012)
Fifty Stars and a Maple Leaf
(mgv2>publishing,
2012)
GOLF
(mgv2>publishing,
2013)
Of Sun and Sand
(Kind of a Hurricane Press,
2013)
Body Electric
(Omnia Press,
2013)
Recession, Depression and Economic Reflection
(Local Gems Poetry Press,
2014)
Best of 2013 - Storm Cycle
(Kind of a Hurricane Press,
2014)
Shield of Wisdom: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Athena
(Bibliotheca Alexandrina,
2014)
Potnia: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Demeter
(Bibliotheca Alexandrina,
2014)
Visual Poetry and Asemic Writing
(mgv2>publishing,
2014)
A Quiet Shelter There
(Hadley Rille Books,
2013)
Visual Poetry and Asemic Writing
(mgv2>publishing,
2014)
Visual Poetry and Asemic Writing
(mgv2>publishing,
2014)
Longest Hours
(Silver Boomer Books,
2013)
Ekphrastia Gone Wild
(Ain't Got No Press,
2013)
Metric Conversions
(Nazar Look,
2013)
Metric Conversions
(Nazar Look,
2016)
Metric Conversions
(Nazar Look,
2013)
Metric Conversions
(Nazar Look,
2013)
Metric Conversions
(Nazar Look,
2013)
Point Mass
(Kind of a Hurricane Press,
2013)
Ohio Poetry Day Best of 2012
(Ohio Poetry Day Association,
2012)
Rhyme and Punishment
(Local Gems Poetry Press,
2012)
Paws, Claws, Wings and Things
(Local Gems Poetry Press,
2012)
Fifty Stars and a Maple Leaf
(mgv2>publishing,
2012)
Voice of the Bards
(Local Gems Poetry Press,
2011)
Voice of the Bards
(Local Gems Poetry Press,
2011)
Perspectives Anthology
(Local Gems Poetry Press,
2010)

Journal

Van Gogh's Ear
Verse Wisconsin
Danse Macabre
Newport Review
phati'tude Literary Magazine
Poetry Super Highway
Short, Fast, and Deadly
Thema
ARC
dirtcakes
The Toronto Quarterly
Voices Israel
Aries
Caduceus
Contemporary Literary Review India
dotdotdash
Friends Journal
Jewish Women's Literary Annual
Legal Studies Forum
Magnapoets
New Contrast
Offerta Speciale
Once Upon a Time
Poetica Magazine
Poetry New Zealand
Poetry USA
Prairie Fire
Quantum Leap
Skive Magazine
Soliloquies
Thalia
The Applicant
The Centrifugal Eye
The Nashwaak Review
The New Quarterly
Worcester Review
VQ Online
Windsor Review
Windmills
Writers' Journal
Art Times
Ars Medica: A Journal of Medicine, the Arts, and Humanities
Cirque
Dream International Quarterly
Green's Magazine
Outlook
Krax
Magnapoets
Legal Studies Forum
Canadian Writers Journal
Candelabrum
Sol Magazine
Free Xpression
White Wall Review
Mala Literary Journal
Bohemia
Cyclamens and Swords
World Haiku Review
Chrysanthemum
Glass Seed Annual
Geist
Inner Sins
Riverbabble
Mediterranean Poetry
Whole Terrain
right hand pointing
Caesura
Constellations
Sukoon Magazine
The Rainbow Journal
Coldnoon
The Rusty Toque
Room
Danse Macabre
Friends Journal
The Centrifugal Eye
Coldnoon
Coldnoon
Coldnoon
Coldnoon
Coldnoon
The Centrifugal Eye
Skive Magazine
Cyclamens and Swords
Danse Macabre
Skive Magazine
Poetry Super Highway
The Centrifugal Eye
The Applicant
The Applicant
New Contrast
dirtcakes
The Nashwaak Review
The Nashwaak Review
Sol Magazine
White Wall Review
White Wall Review
Windsor Review
New Contrast
Van Gogh's Ear
Soliloquies
New Contrast
Poetry USA
Quantum Leap
Once Upon a Time
Jewish Women's Literary Annual
Once Upon a Time
Free Xpression
Free Xpression
Green's Magazine
VQ Online
Miracle E-Zine
Zona De Carga
Zona De Carga
Zona De Carga
Zona De Carga
Zona De Carga
Zona De Carga
Zingara Poet
Poetry Haiku
Miracle E-Zine
Eunoia
Eunoia
Shot Glass Journal
Prizes: 
•2013 Pushcart Prize Nominee •Haiku is aboard NASA's MAVEN spacecraft to 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

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English, French, Spanish

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
War and Peace, Anna Karenina, Dracula, Les Misérables, Notre Dame de Paris, Les Fleurs du Mal, Cien años de soledad
Favorite Authors:
Tolstoy, Hugo, Baudelaire, Borges, Neruda

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Listing last updated: September 30, 2014.

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