My new book, Intimacy with the Wind, poems inspired by off-the-grid living in a tiny, solar-powered houseboat is out with Finishing Line Press. Other poems in the book are inspired by invasive plant species, family, love, and nature. You can buy the book from the press here:

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"Living on a solar-powered houseboat as it moves up and down Lake Champlain is bound to make one intimate with the wind — its vagaries, energies, and comforts alike. But in Carla Schwartz's new collection of poems, there are also the winds that pass over and through the inner landscapes. There are, for instance, the winds that bring us together in love, and the winds that draw us apart in grief. Also, there is the chill wind of the harm that some may do to others, and there are the winds of determined resilience, the kind that carry the survivor to the shore. These finely crafted poems give us this poet's vivid sense of being in the world, as if we are with her breathing in what life has to offer, a good wind overhead, like a blessing." - Fred Marchant, author of Said Not Said (Graywolf Press, 2017)

"We humans are so entangled with everything that goes on! There are tides and mothers and sisters and fathers and chosen ones and roots that invade and fruit we greet with joy. Threats and promises. Carla Schwartz’s new book widens the horizons of her earlier collections to follow the uncontrollable elements of wind, water, and family into spaces few poets have explored. This is a hugely rewarding book, more so as you go back and read again." - Terence Hegarty

Check out the TV Interview on Easton Community Access TV here
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My first book, Mother, One More Thing is also available! See Press and Appearances for more information.

“In Carla Schwartz’s Mother, One More Thing, the details of the natural world, as well as the lives we make together as families, friends, and even individual daydreamers, come into radiant focus. Schwartz attends to her subjects with great sympathy, but she refuses to sentimentalize those subjects. Poems such as ‘Green Dress,’ ‘Last Glass of Orange Juice,’ and ‘Mother, One More Thing’ only strengthen their emotional force by exploring the subtle and often contradictory aspects of their occasions. Schwartz is an excellent poet, and her book is built to last.” – Peter Campion, Pushcart Prize-winning author of The Lions: Poems.

“Darting between the elegiac and the voluptuous with the guilelessness of a young girl, Carla Schwartz’s graceful first collection examines loss and continuation from the perspective of a naturalist and a daughter. Schwartz’s poems display a flirtatious reverence for the world of all that ripens and wizens – processes worthy, to this poet, of equal praise. We follow her five keen senses from berry patch to sickbed to clear and frigid lake, feasting and lamenting at what must perish. By the end of this succulent book, we have grieved and celebrated lavishly, and our fingers and lips are stained with nectars and pigments the poet has offered us from her unabashed palette.” – Frannie Lindsay, author of Our Vanishing, and If Mercy.

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Mother, One More Thing Promotional Video