Carlos Bolton

Carlos Bolton

Instructor, Coordinator of Giem and Collins Writing Contest, Artistic Justice (RSO) Advisor

Phone
901.678.4808
Email
cbolton@memphis.edu
Fax
901.678.2226
Office
Patterson 216
Office Hours
Call for Hours

Education

A.S., 1999, Shelby State Community College
B.A., 2002, Christian Brothers University
M.F.A., 2006, University of Memphis

Academic Summary

Carlos Bolton teaches undergraduate courses including Freshmen Composition, English Composition Analysis and African American Literary Heritage. As a linguistics student, Mr. Bolton's personal research interest looks at ways in which the West African griot tradition influences African American cultural identity.

Select Publications and Awards

Poetry:

  • "Unspoken," Castings, 2001.
  • "Gum Life," Castings, 2000.
  • "Icicle Love," Castings, 2000.
  • "Animals We Were," Castings, 1999.
  • "She Is," Flights of Imagination, 1999.

Short Stories:

  • "Where the River Parts," Castings, 2000.

Awards

  • New Letters Finalist, 2009.
  • "Unspoken," Castings, 2001-2002 (1st place).
  • "Where the River Parts," Castings, 2000-2001 (1st place).
  • "Gum Life," Castings, 2000-2001 (1st place).
  • "Animals We Were," Castings, 1999-2000 (2nd place).