Portia Carryer


B.A. (Stanford), M.Sc. (Illinois Urbana-Champaign), M.F.A. (UVic)


Areas of Research & Creative Activity



Portia Carryer grew up in northern California. Before she began writing poetry, her studies in medieval religious history took her to Scotland and England and back. Her poetry has been published in Anderbo, Up & Under, and the first edition of Prime Mincer.

Having lived in a wide variety of places - from Germany to Scotland to Illinois to California, Portia is interested in how landscape and place appear in (and sometimes dominate) her writing. Her work also skirts the edge of narrative, combining a past as a fiction writer and storyteller with poetry.


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