Poetry. Carla Harryman is the author of 11 books of poetry, prose plays and essays. Her two experimental novels, GARDENER OF STARS and THE WORDS: AFTER CARL SANDBURG's ROOTABAGA STORIES AND JEAN PAUL SARTRE are "explorations of the paradise and wastelands of utopian desire." BABY continues this exploration through the convolutions of Baby, who enters the book as "fire in the womb with a skirt." Harryman, a native Californian, now lives in Detroit where she teaches women's studies, creative writing and literature at Wayne State University. She has also written a number of essays on innovative writing by women. Her most recent essay, "Residues or Revolutions of the Language of Acker and Artaud," is forthcoming in Devouring Institutions (SDSU Press).
Carla Harryman is an American poet, prose writer, playwright and performance writer. She is a professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at Eastern Michigan University and serves on the MFA faculty of Bard College. In 1979, she co-founded the San Francisco Bay Area Poets Theater. Recent performance work includes the CD Open Box, published on the Tzadik label and international performances in Austria, France, Germany, and Montreal. In addition to twenty volumes of single- authored work, Harryman has two edited volumes: Non/Narrative, a special issue of Journal of Narrative Theory and Lust for Life: The Writings of Kathy Acker, co-edited with Avital Ronell and Amy Scholder. Harryman has received grants and awards from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Fund for Poetry, Opera America Next Stage Grant (with composer Erling Wold), Alexander Gerbode Foundation, and the NEA Consortium Playwrights Commission, among others. Her works have appeared in translation in Czech, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, and Serbian. Her most recent works are A VOICE TO PERFORM: ONE OPERA / TWO PLAYS (SplitLevel Texts, 2020), SUE IN BERLIN (PURH, 2018) and L'impromptu de Hannah (joca seria, 2018).Author City: DETROIT, MI USA