The daughter of a jazz musician/professor and an art gallery owner/attorney, Carla Christopher grew up surrounded by business and inspired by art. After gypsy beginnings leading her from farms in North Carolina to urban Detroit neighborhoods, Carla attended Columbia University in New York City and spend the next several years as a social worker and performer in New York, Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. She is the 4th Poet Laureate of York, Pennsylvania, where she currently resides and spends her days lecturing in schools and community organizations and produces events for A.C.T.I.O.N. (Artists Coming Together In One Network) and PoemSugar Press, both organizations she helped found. She is also host of Culture & Main; a weekly arts showcase on White Rose Community TV and the author of the poetry collections "Song" and "Baby, Read Me Something with Rhythm" and "Beauty for Ashes" and has contributed to numerous anthologies.
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Below the Belt; An Erotic Poetry Anthology
A bold, no-holds-barred collection of erotic poetry by six women. The included authors range in age from 25-55 and come from every racial/ethnic background, sexuality and style. The anthology is a stylish, pro-woman group of poems which also show the remarkable skill set of these published and practicing poets. Wonderful to read and even better when read TO someone, the spicy sampling is a treat!
Baby, Read Me Something with Rhythm
Collection of spoken word inspired poetry by the first Black lesbian Poet Laureate of York, Pennsylvania. Touching on everything from drug-addicted girlfriends to bus commuting; the style is conversational, frequently erotic and always honest and highly readable. This tight and sassy book is an enjoyable and surprisingly inspiring read.
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