Wednesday, November 15th, 2023, 4:30-6pm
Join the Poetry Society of New Hampshire for an afternoon of verse! In November the headliner is Carla Schwartz. Her reading is followed by an open mic. Newcomers welcome!
Carla Schwartz is a poet, filmmaker, photographer, and blogger. She lives half the year on an unbridged island in Lake Winnipesaukee, and the other half in the Boston area. She's a long distance swimmer, paddleboarder, cross-country skier, cyclist, hiker, and haphazard gardener. Carla has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University. Her poems, which reflect life, love, family, death, the natural world, social issues, and the environment, have appeared in many journals, including Banyan Review, California Quarterly, Channel, Gyroscope, Ibbetson Street, Leon Literary Review, Leveler, The MacGuffin, Mom Egg, New-Verse News, Paterson Literary Review, Solstice,Triggerfish Critical Review, Verse-Virtual, among others.
Her poem, “Anthem,” won the May 2019 Lunch Ticket Twitter contest. Her poem, “Wormageddon,” appears as a model poem in The Practicing Poet: Writing Beyond the Basics, edited by Diane Lockward. Her poem “Gum Surgery” was anthologized in City of Notions, A Boston Poetry Anthology. Her poems "Rain" and "Wind" were finalists in the Robert Collen poetry contest in Orange, MA. Her poem, "Pat Schroeder Was Our Mother" has won the 2023 New England Poetry Club e.e. cummings prize.
"My favorite is Turntable Park, which may be seen as a contest with nature: wind, rain, waves, with focus on the finish line. The vivid imagery draws the reader into this exploit in this nicely woven poem with no loose threads-a fresh, original creation."-Harris Gardener, poet and poetry editor, Ibbetson Street Press
Poems in Intimacy with the Wind by Carla Schwartz encapsulate a nomadic life living on a solar electric-powered tiny houseboat on a lake. They touch on nature and the environment, and fuse the themes of love, family, death, and life throughout.