Reflections: A Poetry Launch with Ute Carson

Join us to celebrate the launch of Ute Carson's new poetry collection, Reflections: New and Selected Poems!

A writer from youth and an M.A. graduate in comparative literature from the University of Rochester, German-born Ute Carson published her first prose piece in 1977. Colt Tailing, a 2004 novel, was a finalist for the Peter Taylor Book Award. Carson’s story “The Fall” won Outrider Press’s Grand Prize and appeared in its short story and poetry anthology A Walk through My Garden, 2007. Her second novel In Transit was published in 2008. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and magazines in the US and abroad. Carson’s poetry was featured on the televised Spoken Word Showcase 2009, 2010 and 2011, Channel Austin, Texas. 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 new poetry collection Reflections will be out in 2018.

Ute Carson resides in Austin, Texas with her husband. They have three daughters, six grandchildren, a horse and a clowder of cats. Find her at

Event date: 
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Event address: 
5501 North Lamar #A-105
Austin, TX 78751