“To live poetry is better than to write it.” — BASHO

Emily Carr

Emily Carr has published two books of poetry: directions for flying (Furniture Press, 2010) and 13 Ways of Happily: Books 1 & 2 (Parlor Press, 2011), which was chosen by Cole Swensen as the winner of the 2009 New Measures Prize. She has been a finalist in five national book awards, most recently the National Poetry Series, and she has received fellowships from the Jack Kerouac House, The Vermont Studio Center, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Camac Centre D’ArtThe Weights of Heaven, the penultimate volume of Emily’s autobiography-in-progress, was published in the Summer 2011 Adaptations Issue of The Western Humanities Review. Excerpts from Emily’s tarot novel, Name Your Bird Without a Gunhave been published in Web Conjunctions, Alice Blue, Blackbox Manifold, Peacock, and Front Porch, and are forthcoming in PRISM International, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and Gargoyle. For a video performance of excerpts from Name Your Bird Without a Gun, visit www.ifshedrawsadoor.com.