Carand Burnet Poet Musician Guitarist of Kioea New Hampshire


Carand Burnet’s writing is known for its lyrical language, braided narratives, and exploration of historical subjects.  Burnet’s poems and essays have been featured in Crazyhorse, Gulf Coast, jubilatGood Fat, Electric Literature, and was listed as notable in the Best American Essays.  She is the author of the chapbook Henhouse (Projective Industries Press).

Originally from South Carolina, Burnet earned her BFA from the New Hampshire Institute of Art where she studied with poet Mark DeCarteret.  She was a member of Flying Object Center for Independent Publishing, Art, & the Book where she continued her studies with poet Emily Pettit.

Burnet has attended two residencies at the Turkey Land Cove Foundation of Edgartown, MA, to work on a manuscript about Martha’s Vineyard poet Nancy Luce.  She acts as a historical advisor for projects related to Luce, such as composer Dr. Thomas LaVoy’s Nancy Luce Commission Consortium.

Since 2010, Burnet has contributed to visual art publications including Art New England Magazine, Art In Print, Printmaking Today, and  Burnet is the current Arts & Culture Laureate of Newmarket, NH.


Carand Burnet first started playing the guitar when she was 9 years old.  Her studies included instruction with noted South Carolina string instrument player Danny Guyton.  Burnet enjoys creating lead guitar melodies and harmonies that blend elements of psychedelic sounds, surf music, jazz, and Anatolian rock, among other music genres.

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