Author CV

Selected Honors & Awards

Birds: A Flight of Poems, Edited by Joan Digby / The Feral Press / Penhensile Pencil Publications / Oyster Bay, New York
Carolyn’s poems, “Seabirds,” Requiem for Caged Birds,” and “Immersing My Soul” were published in this anthology of poetry on birds by Chinese and English-speaking poets from around the world.

Voices Israel 2016: Poetry from Israel and Abroad, Volume 42 / Jerusalem, Israel
Carolyn’s poems, “Psalm” and “A Hidden Wilderness” were published in this anthology of poets from around the world.
2016

Voices Israel 2015: Poetry from Israel and Abroad, Volume 41 / Jerusalem, Israel
Carolyn’s poem “Seabirds” was published in this anthology of poets from around the world.
2015

Library Archive / Monterey, California
The Monterey Public Library has accepted the archive of Carolyn’s work in the California History Room of the Monterey Public Library at 625 Pacific Street in Monterey. All Carolyn’s books are catalogued there, as well as book reviews, press releases, newspaper and magazine articles, etc from 1979 when her first book, Climates of the Mind was published, up through the present. Students and other patrons will have access to Carolyn’s work for their research and studies.

Toyo University Alumni Association Journal, No. 262 / Tokyo, Japan
Professor Yasuko Miura, professor emeritus, published a review of the Japanese/English bilingual edition of Soul Seeds: Revelations and Drawings.
2015

World Poetry Empowered Poet Award / Vancouver, Canada
World Poetry Canada International presented a special peace certificate to Carolyn in appreciation of her poetry for peace, which was displayed at the Irving Barber Learning Centre, the Library at the University of British Columbia where library staff mentioned that 100,000 students and visitors attended during the month of October 2014. In addition, Carolyn’s poem, “Peace is Possible” and books were on display at the UBC Exchange Learning Center and at the Britannia Public Library in Vancouver BC, Canada.
2014

Il Meleto Di Guido Gozanno Award for Poetry / Torino, Italy
Carolyn’s poem, “In the Midst of Mystery” received honorable mention and was the only poem selected from the United States in this international poetry contest.
2014

Voices Israel 2014: Poetry from Israel and Abroad, Vol. 40 / Jerusalem, Israel
Carolyn’s poem, “The Wilds of Ithaca” was published in this anthology of poets from around the world.
2014

Nomination for Pushcart Prize
Carolyn’s poem, “The Kiss” from the Seventh Quarry Swansea Poetry Magazine, “The Unnamable” from the Immagine &Poesia Journal, and “Here I Find You” from Bridging the Waters: An International Poetry Anthology were nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
2013

Voices Israel 2013: Poetry from Israel and Abroad, Vol. 39 / Jerusalem, Israel
Carolyn’s poems “O Song of the Pagan Night” and “You Enter My Heart” are being published in this anthology of poets from around the world.
2013

Spring Poetry Rain / Cyprus
Carolyn’s poems, “Sovereign Worlds” and “O Song of the Pagan Night” were among 300 poems raining over Cyprus as part of an event, Spring Poetry Rain, hosted by a coalition of international poets to promote peace and unity in that divided city and across the world. Many types of balloons were put in place above the whole length of Arasta/Ledra Street, the street that divides the city, during lunchtime. The largest balloons were filled with the poems from poets around the world and were burst in predetermined time intervals, “raining” the poems down below. Many stages were placed along the street and, from these, musicians played and poetry was read by audience members to all assembled. The event was streamed live and was a joyous success.
May 2012

Nomination for Pushcart Prize
Carolyn’s poem, “Offering Herself to the Mystery” from Psyche of Mirrors: A Promenade of Portraits was nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
2012

Bridging the Waters: An International Bilingual Poetry Anthology / South Korea / USA
Carolyn’s poems, “Obeisance to the Moment” and “Here I Find You” were translated into Korean and published in this anthology.
2013

Voices Israel 2012: Poetry from Israel and Abroad, Vol. 38 / Jerusalem, Israel
Carolyn’s poem, “Closing Down the Circus” was published in this anthology of poets from around the world.
2012

Voices Israel 2011: Poetry from Israel and Abroad, Vol. 37 / Jerusalem, Israel
Carolyn’s poem, “I Found My Soul” was published in this anthology of poets from around the world.
2011

Nomination for Pushcart Prize 
Carolyn’s poem, “Crushed into Glass”, from Chapbook Poet To Poet #4 and “Within the Seed of Love” from The Seventh Quarry Swansea Poetry Magazine (summer issue) were nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
2011

Immagine & Poesia / Torino, Italy 
Carolyn was invited to participate in this international art/literary movement, founded in Torino, Italy in 2007.
2011

Interview with Peter Thabit Jones / Swansea University / Wales
Carolyn was interviewed by Peter Thabit Jones, Professor at Swansea University in Wales. The interview appeared in The Seventh Quarry Swansea Poetry Magazine and was translated into Romanian and published in the Romanian Journal, Convorbiri Literare.
2010

Swansea University / Wales
Welsh poet and professor, Peter Thabit Jones, will use Carolyn’s book, The Nanose, which she hand-wrote and illustrated at the age of 9, in his class at Swansea University, Writing Children’s Literature, to show to his students the way the young, creative mind works. He also is gong to use the book in his course, The Other Half of the Sky: Eight Women Writers, to show the growth in a writer’s vision from childhood to adult.
2010

Swansea University / Wales
Welsh poet and professor, Peter Thabit Jones is including Carolyn’s books in a continuing course he is teaching at the university. The course, entitled, The Other Half of the Sky: Eight Women Writers, will enable students to explore the poetry and prose of eight woman authors, including, along with Carolyn, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Maya Angelou, and Aeronway Thomas, daughter of Dylan Thomas. The course, its title inspired by John Lennon’s Woman, will consider the writings of the eight authors in the context of the historical development of women’s writing and its growing cultural and social importance.
2010 and ongoing

Long Island Sounds: An Anthology of Poetry / Long Island, New York
Carolyn’s poem, “The Diamond Buckle,” was accepted for the anthology, Long Island Sounds 2010: An Anthology of Poetry From Maspeth to Montauk And Beyond.
2010

Nomination for Pushcart Prize / Vagabond Dawns
Carolyn’s poem, “I Found My Soul”, was nominated.
2009

Swansea University / Wales
Professor Peter Thabit Jones is incorporating Carolyn’s poetry and that of David Wayne Dunn in his course, Poets and Poetry. This course teaches the full craft of poetry, considers major poets and poetry movements, and includes a section called ’Poets Live.’ In ’Poets Live,’ students study audio recordings and videos of poets (including poets such as Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes and Dylan Thomas).
2009

Nomination for Pushcart Prize / Soul Seeds: Revelations & Drawings
The chapter, “Dimensional Perspectives”, was nominated.
2008

Poetry Contest / The Beat Museum / San Francisco, CA
Carolyn won honorable mention for her poem, “What Seekers Strive for….”
2007

Short Story Contest: 101 Words / Monterey County Weekly / Monterey, CA
Carolyn’s short story, “Already Alone”, won first place in the Monterey County Weekly 2nd annual short story contest. Her stories, “God for Company” and “Lisa Fleur” won honorable mention.
2006

International Who’s Who in Poetry and Poetry Encyclopedia, 9th Edition / International Biographical Centre / Cambridge, England
1999

Guest Eulogist / Allen Ginsberg Memorial Service / Wadsworth Theater / Los Angeles, CA
1997

Guest Speaker / Albert Hoffman Foundation / Asilomar Conference Center / Pacific Grove, CA
1995

Interview / The Crossing Press / Freedom, CA
Carolyn was interviewed for Mavericks of the Mind: Conversations for the New Millennium, by David Jay Brown & Rebecca Novick.
1993

Guest Speaker / UCLA & UCSC / Los Angeles, CA / Santa Cruz, CA
Carolyn was a guest speaker on panels at UCLA and UCSC after publication of Mavericks of the Mind: Conversations for the New Millennium with such speakers as Dr. Timothy Leary, Dr. John Lily and Laura Archera Huxley.
1993/1994

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Poems and Paintings / The Seventh Quarry Poetry Magazine / Wales
Carolyn’s poems “Naked Trees of Winter” and “Our Higher Conscience” were published and her paintings “Mirrored Souls” and “Prophecy” were reproduced. Summer/Autumn 2016

Poetry and art / Immagine & Poesia, Volume 3 / e-book
Carolyn’s poem, “The Seething Cauldron” and her painting “Angels of Mercy” are included in this anthology of poets and artists from around the world. 2016

Poetry and art / Immagine & Poesia, Volume 2 / e-book
Carolyn’s poem, “Hunger of the Wilds” and her painting “Eros and Aphrodite” are included in this anthology of poets and artists from around the world. 2015

Book Review / The Seventh Quarry Poetry Magazine / Wales
A review of “The Divine Kiss” by poet Jean Salkilld was published. Winter/Spring 2015

Poems and Paintings / The Seventh Quarry Poetry Magazine / Wales
Carolyn’s poems “That Sliver of Nothingness” and “A Whole New Sun” were published and her paintings “Ghost Lovers” and “Feral Passion” were reproduced. Winter/Spring 2015

Poetry / Cyclamens and Swords Literary Journal / Israel
Carolyn’s poems “Soul Comrade” and “Invisible Selves” were published. August 2015

Poems and Paintings / The Seventh Quarry Poetry Magazine / Wales
Carolyn’s poems “The Kiss” and “A Magical Synchronicity” were published and her painting “Blesséd Lovers” was reproduced. Summer/ Autumn 2014

Poems and Paintings / The Seventh Quarry Poetry Magazine / Wales
Carolyn’s poems “Immersing My Soul,” “The Wilds of Ithaca,” and “An Alien Wave” were published and her paintings “Dream of Ithaca” and “Heart Grotto” were reproduced. Winter/Spring 2014

Poetry / Confesiuni / Romania
My poems, “That Sliver of Nothingness,” “Borne of Eros,” “Lovers of Lake Como,” “A Whole New Sun,” “I Long for You,” “The Kiss,” and “In Gratitude” were translated by Dr. Olimpia Iacob into Romanian and published in this literary journal.
July 2014

Poetry / Convorbiri Literare / Romania
My poems, “Sacred Moment of You,” “ In Gratitude,” “My Runaway Slave,” “Canvas of Dreams,” “Milk for the Soul,” and “A Clear Stream Running” were translated into Romanian by Dr. Olimpia Iacob and published in this literary journal.
July 2014

Poetry and art / Immagine & Poesia, Volume 1 / e-book
Carolyn’s paintings, “Lovers of Lake Como” and “St. Elaine and Her Guardians” and her poem, “Timeless Lovers” are included in this anthology of poets and artists from around the world.
2014

Poetry / Cyclamens and Swords Literary Journal / Israel
Carolyn’s poems “The Guardian of Love’s Song” and “O Misery” were published.
August 2013

Aphorisms / Confesiuni / Romania
The chapters “Observing the Theater of Life,” “Dimensional Perspectives,” and “Worldly Seductions and Misdirected Desires” from Soul Seeds: Revelations and Drawings were translated into Romanian by Dr. Olimpia Iacob and published in this literary journal.
July 2013

Aphorisms / Acolada / Romania
The chapter “Random Musings” from Soul Seeds: Revelations and Drawings was translated into Romanian by Dr. Olimpia Iacob and published in this literary journal.
June 2013

Poems and paintings / The Seventh Quarry Poetry Magazine / Wales
Carolyn’s poems “The Spring Within,” “The Hot Wind of an Indian Summer,” and “Everything That Matters” were published and her painting “Divine Kiss” was reproduced.
Winter 2013

Poetry / Cyclamens and Swords Literary Journal / Israel
Carolyn’s poems, “It Hardly Matters” and “The Dunes in Sand City” were published.
August 2012

Carmel Pine Cone / Carmel, CA
An article, “Trio of Poets Read in PG,” by Chris Counts was published to announce Carolyn’s reading at The Works in Pacific Grove, CA of Psyche of Mirrors: A Promenade of Portraits, Carolyn’s eleventh book.
July 2012

Monterey County Weekly / Monterey, CA
A feature article, “Let’s Get Lit” by Walter Ryce was published to highlight the launch at the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, CA of Psyche of Mirrors: A Promenade of Portraits.
June 2012

Poetry / Cyclamens and Swords Literary Journal / Israel
Carolyn’s poems, “Mysteries of Big Sur,” “O Crest of the Wild,” “Here I Find You” and “The Moon’s White Harvest” were published.
April 2012

Poems and paintings / The Seventh Quarry Poetry Magazine / Wales
Carolyn’s poems, “The Silence Breathing,” “Picasso Exhibit in San Francisco,” “Heaven’s Envy” and “The Unnamable” were published and Carolyn’s paintings, “Needja, the Egyptian Priestess” and “Edmund’s Tree Song” were reproduced.
Winter 2012

Poetry / Citadela / Romania
Carolyn’s poems, “Only the Gods Prevail,” “O Vanished Dream” and “For Rimbaud” were translated into Romanian by Dr. Olimpia Iacob and published in this literary journal.
2012

Poems and paintings / The Seventh Quarry Poetry Magazine / Wales
Carolyn’s poems, “Amid the Rubble,” “The Moon’s White Harvest,” “Snowman Reborn” and “O Song of the Pagan Night” were published and Carolyn’s paintings, Painting at David’s and Evocation of Dylan Thomaswere reproduced.
Summer 2011

Poems and paintings / The Seventh Quarry Poetry Magazine / Wales
Carolyn’s poems, “Keeping the Mystery Close,” “Mysteries of Big Sur,” “Where Secrets Grow,” and “Where Butterflies Hide” were published and Carolyn’s paintings, Pregnant with Creation and Quantum Diva were reproduced.
Winter 2011

Aldous Huxley Annual / Muenster, Germany
The Centre for Aldous Huxley Studies printed Carolyn’s poem, “Being Silence,” along with two of her paintings, Laura Huxley’s Departure and Reunion of Aldous and Laura, in the latest Aldous Huxley Annual, Vol. 9, 2011

Vagabond Dawns review / The Pedestal Magazine
The magazine published a review by JoSelleVanderhooft.
2010

Vagabond Dawns review and poems / The Seventh Quarry Swansea Poetry Magazine / Wales
Peter Thabit Jones wrote a review of the book and Carolyn’s poems “The Poet” and “The Scarlet Hand of Fate” were published.
Winter 2010

Aldous Huxley Annual / Muenster, Germany
The Centre for Aldous Huxley Studies printed Carolyn’s poem, Being Silence, along with two of her paintings, Laura Huxley’s Departure and Reunion of Aldous and Laura, in the latest Aldous Huxley Annual, Vol.9 2011

Convotbiri Literare / Romania
Carolyn’s poems, Dawn LightWhen Within My Soul, and The Hourglass of Time, were translated into Romanian by Dr. Olimpia Iacob and published in this major Romanian literary journal, established in March of 1867.
July 2010

Nord Literar / Romania
Carolyn’s poems, Romantic DreamSong of the GullsOld Monterey Wharf, and The Storm Implores were translated into Romanian by Dr. Olimpia Iacob and published in this literary journal.
2010

Poesis / Romania
A selection of aphorisms from Soul Seeds: Revelations and Drawings was translated into Romanian by Dr. Olimpia Iacob and published in this literary journal.
2010

Korean Ex-patriot Literature Journal / Korea
As another contribution to what Professor Thabit Jones calls “the international bridge of poets,” a Korean translation of Carolyn’s poetry appeared in the Korean Ex-patriot Literature Journal.
2010

The Homestead Review / Harnell College / Salinas, CA
This publication is published twice a year by students at Hartnell College in the Department of Language Arts. Grants from the President’s office and the Office of Instruction support this learning and publications program. Carolyn’s poetry was chosen to be included for the spring issue.
2010

Review and Poems / The Seventh Quarry Swansea Poetry Magazine/ Wales 
A review by David Brown of Soul Seeds: Revelations and Drawings was included in the summer issue and followed by two of Carolyn‘s poems, Mud is Young Again and Crushed into Glass.
2009

Monterey County Weekly / Monterey, CA
An article, Big Sur Carolyn Mary Kleefeld expands her churning catalog of poetry & art with Vagabond Dawns, was published.
2009

Interview / Carmel Pine Cone / Carmel, CA
Chris Counts interviewed Carolyn about her most recently published book, Vagabond Dawns, for the article titled, On a Big Sur Mountain, Poet Finds Creative Voice.
2009

Vagabond Dawns review / Salinas Californian / Salinas, CA
Robert Walsh wrote a review.
2009

Interview / Evolve! Magazine / Atlanta, GA
An interview of Carolyn appeared in the Holiday issue of Evolve!, a publication of New Leaf Publishing and Distributing.
2009

Awareness Magazine / Anaheim, CA
An article, Awakening, was published.
2008

Monterey County Herald / Monterey, CA
An article, Poetry, Art Bind Couple Together, commemorating the publication of Love Poems and Art was published.
2003

Duet for One / Random House 
Carolyn wrote the introduction for this book by Dr. Donald Parker.
2000

The Alchemy of Possibility: Reinventing Your Personal Mythology review / The Bodhi Tree Book Review / Los Angeles, CA
This was a featured review.
2000

The Alchemy of Possibility: Reinventing Your Personal Mythology review / Whole Life Times / Los Angeles, CA 
This journal is edited by John Charnay.
1999

The Alchemy of Possibility: Reinventing Your Personal Mythology review / The New Times
Peggy Cavin-Smith wrote the review.
1999

The Alchemy of Possibility: Reinventing Your Personal Mythology review / Emergence – Magical Blend
David Jay Brown wrote the review.
1998

Santa Barbara News Press / Santa Barbara, CA 
Marina Walker wrote an article, Riding the Spiritual Riptide, about The Alchemy of Possibility.
1998

Poetry included in The Erotic Impulse edited by David Steinberg / Jeremy Tarcher/Perigree Press / Los Angeles, CA
1992

Satan Sleeps with the Holy: Word Paintings review / Salinas Californian / Salinas, CA
Tom Leyde wrote the review.
1983

Satan Sleeps with the Holy: Word Paintings review / The Movement Newspaper
1983

Satan Sleeps with the Holy: Word Paintings and Climates of the Mind reviews / Llewellyn New Times
Dave Dix reviewed both books in an article, Poetry from the Edge of the Universe.
1983

Sacramento Union / Sacramento, CA
Catherine Fehr wrote an article, Poet Travels Through Climates of the Mind.
1982

LITERARY EVENTS

Summer 2014

Henry Miller Library / Big Sur, California
Carolyn participated in the California launch of The Dylan Thomas Walking Tour of Greenwich Village by Peter Thabit Jones and Aeronwy Thomas. Carolyn read a selection of poems by Dylan Thomas as well as a poem of hers, “In the Midst of Mystery,” which she had dedicated to Dylan Thomas a number of years ago.

2012

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center / Venice, California
Carolyn read poetry and prose from Psyche of Mirrors: A Promenade of Portraits. Paintings from the book were exhibited. Carolyn highlighted the theme of Eros and its influence on the many other book themes including solitude, paradox, and creativity. Carolyn was accompanied by musician Martin Spears, who also sang at the end of the reading.

The West Hollywood Book Fair / West Hollywood, California
Carolyn participated as a speaker on the panel, “The Art of the Memoir” at the fair.

Stories Books and Cafe / Echo Park, California
Carolyn read a selection of poetry and prose from her latest book, Psyche of Mirrors: A Promenade of Portraits, accompanied by musician Martin Shears.

Dylan Thomas Theatre / Swansea, Wales
As part of the Seventh Quarry Drama Festival, Carolyn read a selection of poetry and prose from her latest book, Psyche of Mirrors: A Promenade of Portraits. The music of Martin Shears was played on CD to accompany Carolyn.

The Free Word Centre / London, England
As part of an evening of readings by international poets and novelists, Carolyn read from her latest  book, Psyche of Mirrors: A Promenade of Portraits, accompanied by Welsh guitarist Daniel Murray

The Works / Pacific Grove, CA
For the Pacific Grove launch of her eleventh publication, Psyche of Mirrors: A Promenade of Portraits, Carolyn read selections from this book of poetry, prose, and art, accompanied by musician Martin Shears. Welsh poet and publisher, Peter Thabit Jones, and New York poet and publisher, Stanley H. Barkan also read selections of their poetry.

The Henry Miller Library / Big Sur, CA
For the Big Sur launch of her eleventh publication, Psyche of Mirrors: A Promenade of Portraits, Carolyn read selections from this book of poetry, prose, and art, accompanied by musician Martin Spears. Welsh publisher and poet, Peter Thabit Jones also read selections of his poetry.

Summer Feast / Hidden Valley Institute of the Arts / Carmel Valley, CA
Carolyn read a selection of prose and poetry from her latest book, Psyche of Mirrors: A Promenade of Portraits.

2011

The Works / Pacific Grove, CA and Korean Hall / Los Angeles, CA
Two of Carolyn’s books, Soul Seeds: Revelations and Drawings and Vagabond Dawns, are being translated into Korean and will be published in bi-lingual editions by Korean Expatriate Literature and distributed in both South Korea and the United States in early 2012. Soul Seeds is being translated by Byoung Park, PhD, who teaches American Literature and Asian Studies as assistant professor of English at Lorain CCC, Ohio. Vagabond Dawns is being translated by poet-translator Irene SeonjooYoon, MA, who was awarded the 2008 translation award from Korean Expatriate Literature. To honor the collaboration between Carolyn’s American publishing company, Cross-Cultural Communications, and publisher Stanley H. Barkan and the Korean publishing company, Korean Expatriate Literature, and publisher Ho Wan Cho, poetry readings in Pacific Grove and in Los Angeles, with American, Korean, and Welsh poets were held. Summer.

McGowan House / Monterey, CA
Carolyn read a selection of her recent poetry. This event is sponsored by the Monterey Peninsula Friends of CG Jung Institute. February.

2010

McGowan House / Monterey, CA
Carolyn read a selection of her recent poetry. Readings took place in April, June, August, and November.

“Finding Dylan Thomas in Carmel” / Carl Cherry Center / Carmel, CA
In an evening of many internationally acclaimed poets celebrating the poetic spirit of Dylan Thomas, Carolyn read a selection of her latest poetry, accompanied by internationally respected musician and producer, Martin Shears.

“Finding Dylan Thomas in Big Sur” / Henry Miller Memorial Library / Big Sur, CA
In an evening of many internationally acclaimed poets celebrating the poetic spirit of Dylan Thomas, Carolyn read a selection of her latest poetry, accompanied by Martin Shears.

The Gallery at Ventana / Big Sur, CA
At the grand-opening celebration, Deanna Edwards recited a selection of Carolyn’s love poems, accompanied on keyboard and guitar by Martin Shears. Carolyn’s oil paintings intimately embraced the surrounding walls, bringing to life the passion and sensuality within her poems. It was a special evening that set the mood for romance, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Books, signed by Carolyn, were available for purchase.

Cover to Cover radio show with Denny Smithson / KPFA Radio, 94.1 FM / Berkeley, CA
Denny Smithson lead Carolyn in a philosophical discussion of Soul Seedsand Vagabond DawnsCover to Cover is a KPFA Arts and Culture program that devotes 30-minutes to exploring the written word, by means of book-talk, readings, unique spins on the zeitgeist, and interviews with authors, poets, and others.

Art and Spirit / Big Sur, CA
Carolyn presented her artwork and read a selection of her recent poetry to visiting students under the tutelage of Linda Jacobson from UCLA.

Spring Feast / Hidden Valley Institute of the Arts / Carmel Valley, CA
Carolyn read a selection of her latest poetry, accompanied by Martin Shears.

2009

Discussion, Book Signing / Luminata Bookstore / Monterey, CA
Carolyn and renowned interviewer David Jay Brown held an open discussion on the alchemy of creativity and chaos, with Carolyn reading from Vagabond Dawns, accompanied by Martin Shears. The audience participated in a lively discussion.

McGowan House / Monterey, CA
Carolyn read a selection of her recent poetry in readings each month during the year.

Celebration of the publication of Vagabond Dawns / Henry Miller Library / Big Sur, CA
The inaugural reading from Vagabond Dawns was celebrated under the redwoods, with music, dancing, and Mediterranean fare.

Summer Feast / Hidden Valley Institute of the Arts / Carmel Valley, CA 
Carolyn read poetry accompanied by David Dunn on the guitar.

Art and Spirit / Big Sur, CA
Carolyn presented her art and read a selection of her recent poetry to visiting students under the tutelage of Linda Jacobson from UCLA.

Pacific Grove Art Center / Pacific Grove, CA
Carolyn participated in a poetry reading.

Poet to Poet Open Mic Poetry / Public Access TV / San Francisco, CA
John Rhodes invited Carolyn and David W. Dunn to be on his public television show dedicated to Laura Archera Huxley.

2008

McGowan House / Monterey, CA
Carolyn read a selection of her recent poetry in May, June, August, and October.

East Village Coffee Lounge / Monterey, CA
Carolyn read a selection of her most recent poetry accompanied by David Dunn on his Greek strumming stick.

Pankosmion / Big Sur, CA
Carolyn read a selection of her recent poetry for UCLA Extension teacher, Linda Jacobson’s students, accompanied by David Dunn on the strumming stick.

2007

Wired Wash Café / Santa Cruz, CA
Carolyn read a selection of her most recent poetry accompanied by David Dunn on the strumming stick in poetry readings in March and September.

Monterey Peninsula College / Monterey, CA
Carolyn read poetry at Performance Now, an event celebrating performances by poets, dancers, authors, and musicians.

East Village Coffee Lounge / Monterey, CA
Carolyn participated in an open poetry reading.

McGowan House / Monterey, CA
Carolyn read selections from her recent poetry in each month from January through July.

Henry Miller Memorial Library / Big Sur, CA
Carolyn read a selection of her poetry, accompanied by David Dunn on his guitar in readings in July and August.

Bay Books / Monterey, CA
Carolyn participated in poetry readings in January, February, and March.

Now! Performance Salon / Monterey, CA
Carolyn read a recent selection of her poetry.

Café Prague / San Francisco, CA
Carolyn read a selection of her poetry.

Café International / San Francisco, CA
Carolyn read a recent selection of her poetry.

LITERARY EVENTS

Summer 2014

Henry Miller Library / Big Sur, California
Carolyn participated in the California launch of The Dylan Thomas Walking Tour of Greenwich Village by Peter Thabit Jones and Aeronwy Thomas. Carolyn read a selection of poems by Dylan Thomas as well as a poem of hers, “In the Midst of Mystery,” which she had dedicated to Dylan Thomas a number of years ago.

2012

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center / Venice, California
Carolyn read poetry and prose from Psyche of Mirrors: A Promenade of Portraits. Paintings from the book were exhibited. Carolyn highlighted the theme of Eros and its influence on the many other book themes including solitude, paradox, and creativity. Carolyn was accompanied by musician Martin Spears, who also sang at the end of the reading.

The West Hollywood Book Fair / West Hollywood, California
Carolyn participated as a speaker on the panel, “The Art of the Memoir” at the fair.

Stories Books and Cafe / Echo Park, California
Carolyn read a selection of poetry and prose from her latest book, Psyche of Mirrors: A Promenade of Portraits, accompanied by musician Martin Shears.

Dylan Thomas Theatre / Swansea, Wales
As part of the Seventh Quarry Drama Festival, Carolyn read a selection of poetry and prose from her latest book, Psyche of Mirrors: A Promenade of Portraits. The music of Martin Shears was played on CD to accompany Carolyn.

The Free Word Centre / London, England
As part of an evening of readings by international poets and novelists, Carolyn read from her latest  book, Psyche of Mirrors: A Promenade of Portraits, accompanied by Welsh guitarist Daniel Murray

The Works / Pacific Grove, CA
For the Pacific Grove launch of her eleventh publication, Psyche of Mirrors: A Promenade of Portraits, Carolyn read selections from this book of poetry, prose, and art, accompanied by musician Martin Shears. Welsh poet and publisher, Peter Thabit Jones, and New York poet and publisher, Stanley H. Barkan also read selections of their poetry.

The Henry Miller Library / Big Sur, CA
For the Big Sur launch of her eleventh publication, Psyche of Mirrors: A Promenade of Portraits, Carolyn read selections from this book of poetry, prose, and art, accompanied by musician Martin Spears. Welsh publisher and poet, Peter Thabit Jones also read selections of his poetry.

Summer Feast / Hidden Valley Institute of the Arts / Carmel Valley, CA
Carolyn read a selection of prose and poetry from her latest book, Psyche of Mirrors: A Promenade of Portraits.

2011

The Works / Pacific Grove, CA and Korean Hall / Los Angeles, CA
Two of Carolyn’s books, Soul Seeds: Revelations and Drawings and Vagabond Dawns, are being translated into Korean and will be published in bi-lingual editions by Korean Expatriate Literature and distributed in both South Korea and the United States in early 2012. Soul Seeds is being translated by Byoung Park, PhD, who teaches American Literature and Asian Studies as assistant professor of English at Lorain CCC, Ohio. Vagabond Dawns is being translated by poet-translator Irene SeonjooYoon, MA, who was awarded the 2008 translation award from Korean Expatriate Literature. To honor the collaboration between Carolyn’s American publishing company, Cross-Cultural Communications, and publisher Stanley H. Barkan and the Korean publishing company, Korean Expatriate Literature, and publisher Ho Wan Cho, poetry readings in Pacific Grove and in Los Angeles, with American, Korean, and Welsh poets were held. Summer.

McGowan House / Monterey, CA
Carolyn read a selection of her recent poetry. This event is sponsored by the Monterey Peninsula Friends of CG Jung Institute. February.

2010

McGowan House / Monterey, CA
Carolyn read a selection of her recent poetry. Readings took place in April, June, August, and November.

“Finding Dylan Thomas in Carmel” / Carl Cherry Center / Carmel, CA
In an evening of many internationally acclaimed poets celebrating the poetic spirit of Dylan Thomas, Carolyn read a selection of her latest poetry, accompanied by internationally respected musician and producer, Martin Shears.

“Finding Dylan Thomas in Big Sur” / Henry Miller Memorial Library / Big Sur, CA
In an evening of many internationally acclaimed poets celebrating the poetic spirit of Dylan Thomas, Carolyn read a selection of her latest poetry, accompanied by Martin Shears.

The Gallery at Ventana / Big Sur, CA
At the grand-opening celebration, Deanna Edwards recited a selection of Carolyn’s love poems, accompanied on keyboard and guitar by Martin Shears. Carolyn’s oil paintings intimately embraced the surrounding walls, bringing to life the passion and sensuality within her poems. It was a special evening that set the mood for romance, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Books, signed by Carolyn, were available for purchase.

Cover to Cover radio show with Denny Smithson / KPFA Radio, 94.1 FM / Berkeley, CA
Denny Smithson lead Carolyn in a philosophical discussion of Soul Seedsand Vagabond DawnsCover to Cover is a KPFA Arts and Culture program that devotes 30-minutes to exploring the written word, by means of book-talk, readings, unique spins on the zeitgeist, and interviews with authors, poets, and others.

Art and Spirit / Big Sur, CA
Carolyn presented her artwork and read a selection of her recent poetry to visiting students under the tutelage of Linda Jacobson from UCLA.

Spring Feast / Hidden Valley Institute of the Arts / Carmel Valley, CA
Carolyn read a selection of her latest poetry, accompanied by Martin Shears.

2009

Discussion, Book Signing / Luminata Bookstore / Monterey, CA
Carolyn and renowned interviewer David Jay Brown held an open discussion on the alchemy of creativity and chaos, with Carolyn reading from Vagabond Dawns, accompanied by Martin Shears. The audience participated in a lively discussion.

McGowan House / Monterey, CA
Carolyn read a selection of her recent poetry in readings each month during the year.

Celebration of the publication of Vagabond Dawns / Henry Miller Library / Big Sur, CA
The inaugural reading from Vagabond Dawns was celebrated under the redwoods, with music, dancing, and Mediterranean fare.

Summer Feast / Hidden Valley Institute of the Arts / Carmel Valley, CA 
Carolyn read poetry accompanied by David Dunn on the guitar.

Art and Spirit / Big Sur, CA
Carolyn presented her art and read a selection of her recent poetry to visiting students under the tutelage of Linda Jacobson from UCLA.

Pacific Grove Art Center / Pacific Grove, CA
Carolyn participated in a poetry reading.

Poet to Poet Open Mic Poetry / Public Access TV / San Francisco, CA
John Rhodes invited Carolyn and David W. Dunn to be on his public television show dedicated to Laura Archera Huxley.

2008

McGowan House / Monterey, CA
Carolyn read a selection of her recent poetry in May, June, August, and October.

East Village Coffee Lounge / Monterey, CA
Carolyn read a selection of her most recent poetry accompanied by David Dunn on his Greek strumming stick.

Pankosmion / Big Sur, CA
Carolyn read a selection of her recent poetry for UCLA Extension teacher, Linda Jacobson’s students, accompanied by David Dunn on the strumming stick.

2007

Wired Wash Café / Santa Cruz, CA
Carolyn read a selection of her most recent poetry accompanied by David Dunn on the strumming stick in poetry readings in March and September.

Monterey Peninsula College / Monterey, CA
Carolyn read poetry at Performance Now, an event celebrating performances by poets, dancers, authors, and musicians.

East Village Coffee Lounge / Monterey, CA
Carolyn participated in an open poetry reading.

McGowan House / Monterey, CA
Carolyn read selections from her recent poetry in each month from January through July.

Henry Miller Memorial Library / Big Sur, CA
Carolyn read a selection of her poetry, accompanied by David Dunn on his guitar in readings in July and August.

Bay Books / Monterey, CA
Carolyn participated in poetry readings in January, February, and March.

Now! Performance Salon / Monterey, CA
Carolyn read a recent selection of her poetry.

Café Prague / San Francisco, CA
Carolyn read a selection of her poetry.

Café International / San Francisco, CA
Carolyn read a recent selection of her poetry.

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