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"Anywhere Else But Here" by Carla Thompson

"Anywhere Else But Here" by Carla Thompson
Brand: Poet's Haven
Product Code: 978-1-62154-009-0
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Carla Thompson was a product of Canton City Schools before politicians and standardized testing ruined public education.  She has a Bachelors in English from Cleveland State and a Masters in Education from Indiana Wesleyan University.  She has served as a high school English teacher and award winning journalism instructor, adjunct professor at Walsh University, a GED Coordinator in conjunction with Cuyahoga County, and is currently a teaching artist for Young Audiences of North East Ohio.  Carla is the mother of three boys (Demetrius, Furious, and Atticus).  She is a performance poet, activist, and feminist.  She was on the 2012 Lake Effect Poetry slam team, representing Cleveland at National Poetry Slam.  She currently lives in South Euclid, Ohio with her husband, author/educator Jacob King.

"Carla Thompson's work is a carved, personal revelation and an extremely relevant commentary on society and it's pitfalls, whether it's about sexuality (Denise at Five), womanhood (Bullet Proof), or race the way only the eyes of a mixed girl could see it (Brown).  There is an emotional tug of war in one's chest when experiencing Thompson's words.  Half of you will want to buckle over and shake your weepy head and the other half will want to relish in triumph; a binary dichotomy not unfamiliar to Carla herself.  Prepare to feel like a frozen chocolate bar in the sun."

-- AKeemjamal Rollins, author of The Tributes, 2011 Dragon Inc. slam champion
(published August 18, 2012)

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