Tina Carlson is a queer NM poet and psychiatric nurse practitioner. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Psaltery and Lyre, Cutthroat…A Journal of the Arts, Mom Egg Review, Hunger Mountain, Bosque (the magazine), Dark Mountain Review, and SWWIM, among others. Her first book, Ground, Wind, This Body (University of New Mexico Press, 2017) explores the destructive effects of war on a family when the embattled veteran has received no help after the battle field, as well as themes of nature as redemption, international adoption, and dreams. Her second book, We Are Meant To Carry Water (3: A Taos Press) is a collaborative book with two other NM poets in response to the US 2016 election, and won first place in the 2021 AZ/NM Book Award for Poetry Anthology.
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