Who is the poet Carolyn Bevington?
Carolyn is a proud Chicana-Anglo, born 10:48 pm on March 11, 1968 near East Los Angeles, California to loving parents Jack and Teresa.
Raised in Chicagoland, Illinois with her sister Jen and brothers Geoff and Chris, she ventured west to Idaho to earn her BSW in Social Work.
She enjoys her vocation as an in-home caregiver and her life’s dance card continues to include creating mixed media art and music as a part-time accordionist. A citizen advocate and grassroots political activist, Carolyn is involved in many human rights campaigns effecting local Idaho residents. However, poetry remains the force she clings to and works on with all of her craft, spirit, weaknesses, and fortitude.
Carolyn was twice the recipient of the Boise State Grace Jordan Poetry Award, and the Boise State University Women’s Center Student Humanitarian Award.
United Vision for Idaho named her the 2002 Human Rights Leader of the Year.
In 2017 and 2018 Carolyn performed her poetry at the Death Rattle Writer’s Conference and read as the featured poet for the conference’s series, The Spill. She recently served as a judge for the 2018 Idaho Scholastic Writing Awards.
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