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Online Poetry – Sparks in the Dark with Carla Panciera

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Carla Panciera was raised on her family’s dairy farm in Westerly, RI.  Her collection of
short stories, Bewildered, received the 2013 Grace Paley Short Fiction Award from the
Association of Writers and Writing Programs and was published by the University of
Massachusetts Press.  Her short stories have appeared in the New England Review,
the Clackamas Review, Slice, and other magazines. Her short story, “The Kind of
People Who Look at Art” was chosen by Junot Diaz as a distinguished story in Best
American Short Stories 2017. She was the James E. Kilgore scholar in Nonfiction at
Bread Loaf Writers Conference and is the recipient of an Individual Artist Grant in
Creative Nonfiction from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Her newest book,
Barnflower: A Rhode Island Farm Memoir, was released in 2023 by Loom Press. She
has also published two collections of poetry: Cider Press Award Winner, One of the
Cimalores and Bordighera Press Poetry Award Winning, No Day, No Dusk, No Love.
Her poetry has appeared in numerous magazines including Poetry, RHINO, and the Los
Angeles Review.  A recently retired high school English teacher, Ms. Panciera lives
with her husband, Dennis Donoghue, and their three daughters in Rowley, MA.