Haitian Mudpies and Other Poems

Charles S. Carr,

Moonstone Arts Center

& Moonstone Preschool

Invite you to the launch of

 Charles S. Carr new book of poems

Haitian Mud Pies and Other Poems

($12.95 Moonstone Publishing)

Sunday February 23, 2014 – 3pm

Moonstone Preschool, 750 S. 11th Street, 215-574-9157


CarrFrontCover “Haitian Mud Pies and Other Poems provides the reader with a rich and provocative landscape filled with sea and moss and a natural world where “rain riots and thrashes,” “bird songs rise and fall” and “leaves with curled fists flail away.” Elsewhere in the book Carr describes the “Face of an Iraqi boy,” senselessly shot inside a car at a checkpoint. And in “Dignified Transfer,” the reader gets a wallop, much like that at the end of Randall Jarrell’s “Death of the Ball Turret Gunner.” Add to this collection some poems about suburbia, various famous poets incorporated into contemporary life (Wallace Stevens at a baseball game), and a villanelle about lost socks and you get a good idea of the imagination, range and versatility of the work of Charles Carr.”
– Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno, author of Slamming Open the Door

 charles carrCharles Carr is a native Philadelphian. Charles was educated at LaSalle and Bryn Mawr College, where he earned a Masters in American History.   Charles has worked in social and community development services for 40 years.  Charles has also been active in raising funds for various missions and organizations serving the poorest of the poor In Haiti.  In 2007 Charles was The Mad Poets Review First Prize Winner for his poem “Waiting To Come North”.  In 2009 Cradle Press of St. Louis published Charles’s first book of poetry: paradise, pennsylvania. In January of this year, Haitian Mud Pies And Other Poems published by The Moonstone Arts Center was released.  Charles’ poems have been published in various print and on-line local and national poetry journals. Charles is host of Moonstone Poetry@Fergie’s Pub on the second Wednesday of each month.


Books will be available at the launch party, can be ordered on the Moonstone website www.moonstoneartscenter.org with PayPal or by mail with check


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