HIGH WATER | A Busboys and Poets Books Presentation
Date and Time
Jun 13, 2023 6:00 pm
Jun 13, 2023 6:00 pm
HIGH WATER introduces readers to the places, characters, and experiences defining Carter’s identity during her first 40 years on our beautiful and complex planet. Weaving a continuous narrative through individual snapshots, Carter constructs a vivid portrait and landscape of a life lived through joy and tears in moments that accumulate with the ebb and flow of the tide. There are stories of ancestral legacy; of how we reconcile our individuality against the needs of our communities; and the many ways grief becomes another layer of the strata of our lives. HIGH WATER is a mighty tree standing strong against the changing currents and shifting tectonic plates that form the natural evolution of life. It leaves readers wondering what it means to be alive in linear time, and how we do more than just survive - how do we thrive?
Carrie Carter is joining us on the Busboys stage to share her debut chapbook. Copies of the book will be available for purchase during and after the event, and Carter will be signing following the program.
This event is free and open to all. Our program begins at 6:00 pm, and will be followed by an audience Q&A. Copies of HIGH WATER will be available for purchase before and after the event. Please note that this event is IN PERSON and will NOT be livestreamed.
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Carrie Carter is a poet living and working in Washington, DC. She holds a BA in English from The Ohio State University. High Water (Quillkeepers Press, 2023) is her first publication and spans work written over twenty years. Also in 2023, Carrie is a contributor and sponsor in a gun violence protest anthology produced by Gnashing Teeth Press. Carrie is a non-traditional professional, working in a variety of industries including retail, academia, facilities, and community advocacy. When she is not reading or writing poetry she can be found in her garden, telling the bees that she loves them.