Carand Burnet is a poet and essayist. Her writing has been featured in Crazyhorse, Gulf Coast, Jubilat Poetry Journal, and her work is listed as a notable in the Best American Essays.  She is the author of the chapbook Henhouse (Projective Industries Press) and co-author of The Principles of Fraying (Factory Hollow Press).  Since 2010 she has been an arts correspondent for publications including Art New England Magazine, Art In Print, Printmaking Today, and  She is the recipient of scholarships from the Key West Literary Seminar, The Fine Arts Work Center, The Wesleyan Writers Conference, and has completed two residencies at the Turkey Land Cove Foundation of Edgartown, MA.

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Creative Nonfiction Writers Statement

As a writer, I collage fragments of history, poetry, and memoir. The events, literature, and people I find most compelling are those lost within historical documents waiting to be discovered. My current subject is the poet Nancy Luce. Nancy, although a notable figure on the island of Martha’s Vineyard during her lifetime (1814-1890), is now an obscure folk character. Her contribution to literature is undervalued and I am working on a creative nonfiction book that describes two lives separated by over a century. My literary biography, titled Poor Little Hearts, reflects upon personal experiences and draws parallels between Nancy’s beliefs and my own.