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, jubilat, Good Fat, Electric Literature, and was listed as notable in the Best American Essays. She is the author of the chapbook Henhouse (Projective Industries Press). Burnet writes about subjects including poetry, music, nature, as well as topics such as illness, identity, and memory.
Originally from South Carolina, Burnet relocated to New England where she earned her BFA from the New Hampshire Institute of Art and 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 Printeresting.org. Burnet was the 2018 Arts & Culture Laureate of Newmarket, NH, where she organized the Tiny Writes Poetry Project.