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 Carla Schwartz is a poet, filmmaker, photographer, and blogger. She lives half the year on an unbridged island in Lake Winnipesaukee, and the other half in the Boston area. She's a long distance swimmer, paddleboarder, cross-country skier, cyclist, hiker, and haphazard gardener. Carla has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University. Her poems, which reflect life, love, family, death, the natural world,  social issues, and the environment, have appeared in Amsterdam Quarterly, Aurorean, Eastern Iowa Review, First Literary Review-East, Fourth River, Fulcrum, Cardiff, Channel, Common Ground, Glassworks, Gyroscope, Ibbetson Street, Inkstain Press, Leon Literary Review, Leveler, Lost River, Mojave River Review, The MacGuffin, Mom Egg, Naugatuck River, Oyster River Pages, Paterson Literary Review, Paddock Review, Panoply Zine, SHARKPack, Silkworm, Solstice, Soul Lit, Submittable, Sunlight Press, Sweet Tree, Switched-on Gutenberg, Tales from the Forest, The EAR, Triggerfish Critical Review, WCAI Poetry Sunday, Wild Word, With Painted Words, and Zingara Review, among others.

Her poem, “Anthem,” won the May 2019 Lunch Ticket Twitter contest. Her poem, “Wormageddon,” appears as a model poem in The Practicing Poet: Writing Beyond the Basics, edited by Diane Lockward. Her poem “Gum Surgery” was anthologized in City of Notions, A Boston Poetry Anthology. 


Her books include "Signs of Marriage" (2022), "Intimacy with the Wind" (2017) and "Mother, One More Thing" (2014).  Her CB99videos YouTube channel has 2,400,000+ views. Learn more at or find her on Twitter (, YouTube (, or Instagram ( @cb99videos.


Here is a link to her promo video for her latest chapbook, Signs of Marriage.


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