About this speaker
Carmen is the author of the poetry collection Straight from the Drums: Al Ritmo Del Tambor, Dreaming Rhythms:Despertando el silencing, Lo que appendi al Otto lado del Mundo ( colaboracion con JC Paz). Some of her work have been published in several anthologies such as: Aloud Voices from the Nuyorican, Manteca and others.
Her work was showcased in the award winning documentary: Latino Poets in the United States. She has been featured in many well-known cultural institutions such as The Nuyorican Poets Café, Mad Alex Foundation, Harvard University,Smoke, The Soho Arts Festival, Long Wood Gallery, The Kitchen, La Casa Azul, New Year’s Alternative Poetry Marathon, The Capicu Cultural Series, The New York Poetry Festival at Governors Island, the Bowery Poetry Club, Caribbean Theater Words Festival, Caribbean Theater Panel on Afro-Latino writers among others. Her work has been performed by Felipe Luciano’s Poets’ Choir, Butch Morris Conduction series #27, at The Whitney Museum, and at Art in Progress Cantieri Del Contemporaneo at Cosenza, Italy. Her work appears in Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Café (Henry Holt) and in magazines such as Tribes, Long Shot, Fuse, Phati’tude, School Voices, and Woman Writers in Bloom. Carmen produced a poetry CD entitled Straight From the Drum, an assortment of poems that encapsulate her Afro-Caribbean poetic rhythm.