Carrie Etter

Carrie Etter

American expatriate Carrie Etter has lived in England since 2001 and published three collections of poetry: The Tethers (Seren, 2009), winner of the London New Poetry Prize, Divining for Starters (Shearsman, 2011), and Imagined Sons (Seren, 2014), shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry by The Poetry Society. Her fourth collection, The Weather in Normal, will be available to order from the 1st October 2018. She also edited Infinite Difference: Other Poetries by UK Women Poets (Shearsman, 2010) and Linda Lamus's A Crater the Size of Calcutta (Mulfran, 2015). Her first pamphlet of short stories, Hometown, will be published by V. Press in 2016. She is Reader in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and lives in Bath.

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Author Events

Monday 10th December, 19:30
Winchester

Carrie Etter will be reading from her new collection The Weather in Normal (Seren 2018) which explores the poet’s loss of her hometown of Normal, Illinois through her parents’ deaths, the sale of the family home, and the effects of climate change, a collection at once innovative, emotive, and deeply resonant.  Tickets: £5.00. For further details visit Carrie's website:  www.carrieetter.com/readings-events

Thursday 8th November, 20:00
Bath

Join us for the launch of Carrie Etter's fourth collection, The Weather in Normal  (Seren 2018) which explores the poet’s loss of her hometown of Normal, Illinois through her parents’ deaths, the sale of the family home, and the effects of climate change, a collection at once innovative, emotive, and deeply resonant.  Tickets: £4 - £10. For further information and to book visit: www.toppingbooks.co.uk

Saturday 6th October, 10:00 to 23:59
Swindon

Carrie Etter will be part of four events on the same day at  Poetry Swindon Festival: a lunch conversation with Sandeep Parmar, her annual Poets & Publishers event with Shearsman editor Tony Frazer and Magma editor Laurie Smith, a reading with Sandeep, and a Poetry Pub Quiz at the end of the night. Carrie's fourth collection The Weather in Normal  (Seren 2018)  explores the poet’s loss of her hometown of Normal, Illinois through her parents’ deaths, the sale of the family home, and the effects of climate change. It is a collection at once innovative, emotive, and deeply resonant.  For...

Thursday 4th October, 19:30
Chichester

A CELEBRATION OF POETRY with CARRIE ETTER  PLUS OPEN MIC POETRY! Join award-winning American poet Carrie Etter reading from her new collection, The Weather in Normal. Carrie's credits include the London New Poetry Prize and shortlising for the Ted Hughes Award.   'Deeply moving and richly inventive' - Cole Svenson (US poet). Live music from Linda Kelsall-Barnett on classical guitar and open mic poetry combine to offer a stimulating mix of words and music. Readers and listeners equally welcome. Thursday 4 October 7.30pm, Chichester Library, Tower Street, Chichester PO19 1QJ.Tickets: £7 ( to...