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Carol Durant

Carol Durant is a poet, author, playwright and event host. Her first poem of 2021, Ode to Mac and Cheese was submitted and accepted in the Lucky Jefferson online digital zine Awake, Issue 2. Carol is the founder and host of Outliers Poetry Brunch, an in-person and online monthly poetry brunch for the last three years. She is the founder and host of Stage & Stanza, a bi-monthly online theater and poetry collaborative with Russell Sage College. Her 3rd book, a long-form poetic story entitled, How Will I Know It’s Santa and second book, Cold Pressed and Just Brewed Poetry were published in 2020. Her first book, Whole Phat and Gluten Free Poetry is the 2018 Book Excellence Award winner in poetry and was published in 2017. Her play, Center of Lying Down was recently cast and performed on Zoom by Quarantine e-Theater, as a wildly successful fundraiser for Black Theatre Troupe of Upstate New York.

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Whole Phat and Gluten Free Poetry (Poetry)

Poetry that speaks to you or your friend. You might need to change your mind diet after you finish.


Cold Pressed and Just Brewed Poetry (Poetry)

The book is a tart and refreshing look at the evolution of life that highlights encounters and struggles that humans from all socio-economic backgrounds face at different phases of their lives.


How Will I Know It’s Santa: Holidays in the time of COVID-19 (Poetry)

A long-form poetic story for you and your family to enjoy in spite of COVID-19