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Crime,violence,drugs,gangs is nothing new where I was raised.In Harlem New York City.I learned very early on to take the bitter with the sweet.And to keep it moving.

Background Information

I started writing at 14 and Dropped out of school at 15. My Best Friends Mother was a Poet. I realized Poetry was a form of expression, I wanted to pursue.  My basic motivation for writing was pain, humility and being alone.

My major influences were Langston Hughes, Bob Marley, Sonya Sanchez, Shange, Baraka, and Loraine Hansberry just to name a few. One of the Best Compliment's I received was from The Village Voice "Carolyn Baxter is a cross between Langston Hughes and Walt Whitman”.

Joe Papp, producer who Created the Shakespeare Festival stated,  \\\''Carolyn Baxter is a Renaissance Woman\\\''

I enjoy creating Hip Hop music and graphics. I earned a Masters Degree candidate as a New Media Artist. I have one more year to completion. I am hoping to one day visit Austria to finish it. I enjoy seeing people, travel and my work.

I write mostly for teens and adult readers'/ ages of 15 and 30. The Hip Hop world has a lot of meaningless violence. Young men in the street game seem to think prison is a rite of passage

I hope my books can change a few minds. When I read at schools and Colleges, I’m always amazed at how much the students and gang members look up to me.

For all the wrong reasons for Being a ''OG'' a commercialize sterotypes of being Hip Hop tough, And From hHarlem NY in the street game. That’s why I  named my New book

Platinum dreams lead to reality. I let the reader know, your more apt to find a bullet and get ''Lead Poison' before Fortune and Fame finds you in the street game. All the Material Gains... Fade away Fast,, The Price to Everything in the street Game ,The Hustle is Your  LIFE 'You rise together but you fall alone''.I have seen wit with my Cousins,Nephews and aunts. From Alchol, and drug abuse and Violence to Ignorence of H.I.V.

Birth Place
New York City, NY USA

Recipient of a Natl.Endowment of the Arts Grant
Susan Koppelman Award from the Women’s Caucus of the Popular Culture Association
First Book Published ''Prison,Solitary,and Other Free Government Services''(Greenfield Reveiw Press)In about 12 Poetry Anthology's.

second book :Platinum Dreams lead Reality out12/06.''on Girl around the way books''
Im am widely anthologised in Poetry/short story Books.

Penguin Putnam press 20th Century writings
wall tappings Vol. 1 and Vol.2 Feminist Press
Greenfeild Reveiw Press
To name a Few

Literary scholorship to BARD College Albert Einstein Medical College
School for Film and Television
Creative Music Studio

Unions/ The Screen actors Guild of America
The United Federation of Teachers
Poets in The Schools

Additional Information

BARD College Literary Scholarship United Federation of Teachers A Member of Poets and Writers SAG Screen Actors Guild Poets in the Schools Woman's Salon (France)and New York Actors Equity A.F.T.R.A ASCAP Writers Guild of NYC

Favorite Links
enjoy my blog with reviews ,poetry,short storys,as well as whatever else moved me at the time.

Will be one the Artists at the Jan. 15th. C.C.N.Y ''Teach.IN'' I wll be performing at BARD College in Jan depending,Vassar College in Febuary Look for me at the Urban Film Festival as one of the Speakers on HIV/AIDS education

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