After her background as a modern dancer, artistic director of a small dance troupe and teacher to adult non dancers for ten years, Carol Levin studied acting at the American Conservatory Theater. Her acting led her to writing and to the Alexander Technique.
Levin’s poems have been widely published in journals and anthologies, print and online, in Russia, New Zealand and the US. They have been set to music by singer composer Carol Sams and performed by several chorales. As former Literary Manager for The Art Theater of Puget Sound she collaborated with a Russian theater director from Vladivostok, Leonid Anisimov and his translator, Laura Akhmilovskia in translating and producing Anton Chekhov’s four major plays, as well as compiling and translating a dictionary of Stanislavski terms.
Carol Levin’s previous poetry collections are Stunned By the Velocity, Red Rooms and Others and Sea Lions Sing Scat. She is an Editorial Assistant at the venerable journal, CrabCreek Review and she teaches The Breathing Lab/Alexander Technique, in Seattle, Washington.
Poem from Confident Music Would Fly Us to Paradise
There’s No Right Way to Do This Wrong
The average kill date for flowering plants is November 11th explains the gardening guru in the morning news. He says, pot them up, cut them back by half, bring them in to a bright room. Yet, I know all the light in the universe won’t keep us from dying. I can see you bringing tenders of hospice and family into a room of vintage green-leaf wallpaper like mine after the doctor comes himself to that room to explain the waning season. Of course I will have mis-heard the doctor’s forecast, and order fresh seeds, new soil.