Carla Martin-Wood has been a widely published poet since 1978. Recently retired from her career in the rat race world of advertising, she is relishing her newfound freedom.
The author of five full-length books of poetry, Carla's most recent collection is Stories from Eden (The Pink Petticoat Press, 2012). She has also authored eight chapbooks, including Season of Mists (The 99% Press, 2012).
A copy of Carla's chapbook, Garden of Regret (Pudding House Publications Chapbook Series, 2009), resides in the Special Collections & University Archives at Stanford University, contributed by the renowned Russian poet, essayist and dramatist, Yevgeny Yevtushenko.
Carla's poems have appeared in a plethora of journals and numerous anthologies in the US, England, and Ireland since 1978. With a background of 13 years in theatre, she has performed her work from the hallowed University of The South at Sewanee to legendary Greenwich Village.
She has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize a dozen times, for Best of the Net twice, and is listed in Poets & Writers.
Carla has been a lifelong political and social activist. Her introduction to activism was as one of four white teens who fought their way through picket lines to break the white boycott of a high school in Birmingham, Alabama during the violent racial conflicts of 1963. She continued as an activist for human rights, the anti-war movement and NOW through the 1980s. Her current interests lie in preservation of the earth, universal healthcare and gun control.