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Carla Harryman

Carla Harryman (born 1952) is an American poet and playwright associated with the L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E group of poets.

Harryman was born and raised in Orange, California and studied at the University of California at Santa Barbara and San Francisco State University. In 1978, she co-founded the Poets' Theater in San Francisco. The theatre survived until 1984 and staged experimental plays, including a number written by Harryman.

She has published nine books of poems, plays and essays, including Animal Instincts : Prose, Plays, Essays (1989), and There Never Was a Rose Without a Thorn (1995) and a novel called Gardener of Stars (2001). Harryman lives in Berkeley, California and teaches at Wayne State University.

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