Ute Carson, a German-born writer from youth and an MA graduate in Comparative Literature from the University of Rochester, published her first prose piece in 1977. Colt Tailing, a 2004 novel, was a finalist for the Peter Taylor Book Award. Ute’s story “The Fall” won Outrider Press’s Grand Prize and appeared in its short story and poetry anthology, A Walk through My Garden, in 2007. Her second novel In Transit was published in 2008.
Ute’s poetry was televised on the Spoken Word Showcase 2009- 2011, Channel Austin. A poetry collection Just a Few Feathers was published in 2011. The poem “A Tangled Nest of Moments” placed second in the Eleventh International Poetry Competition 2012. Her chapbook, Folding Washing, was published in 2013 and her collection of poems, My Gift to Life, was nominated for the 2015 Pushcart Prize. Save the Last Kiss, a novella, was published in 2016. Her poetry collection, Reflections, came out in 2018.
Ute received the Ovidu-Bektore Literary Award 2018 from the Anticus Multicultural Association in Constanta, Romania. In 2018, she was nominated a second time for the Pushcart Prize by the Plain View Press.
Gypsy Spirit was published in 2020 as was her essay, “Even a Gloved Touch.” Yellow Arrow Press issued Listen in 2021, and once again, Ute was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her essay, “Deep in the Heart of Texas,” was published by the Bullock Texas State Museum in February 2023 and in the summer, the magazine Bewildering Stories featured her essay “Caught in the U.S. Healthcare Maze.”
The author resides in Austin, Texas with her husband. They have three daughters, six grandchildren, and a clowder of cats.
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Paperback: 44 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (October 16, 2023)