Carrie George is a poet, teacher, and bookseller living in Akron, Ohio, USA. She is the Mapping Akron coordinator at the Wick Poetry Center and a bookshop associate at Elizabeth’s Bookshop. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee, and her poetry has appeared in Peach Mag, Cosmonauts Avenue, The Indianapolis Review, and elsewhere.
Poetry has the enduring power to bring people out of isolation and into community. When it comes to healing from traumatic experiences, a crucial aspect of recovery is understanding that you are not alone. When we share our poems with others, we're welcoming them into our lives, our histories, our truths. Each poem on this site is a gesture of welcoming to another person who needs to share their own selves. Each poem represents the person behind the poem, and the gallery becomes an interconnected community of people telling their stories bravely.Visit Carrie George