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 often associated with the Language poets. She serves on the faculty of the Creative Writing Program in the Department of English Language and Literature at Eastern Michigan University and as Senior Artist in Residence in the MFA Program in Poetics at University of Washington, Bothell. Born in Orange, California, Harryman studied at the University of California, Santa Barbara and San Francisco State University. In 1979, she co-founded the San Francisco Poets Theater, which staged numerous experimental plays. 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.Author City: DETROIT, MI USA