Carla M. Cherry is an English teacher and poet from New York City. She holds degrees from Spelman College, New York University, and Lehman College.


Carla was honored to be the featured poet at the NYC Poetry and Spoken Word Experience's open mic on August 29, 2015.  Additionally, she competed thrice in Underground Books' Jackie Robinson Poetry Day poetry competition in Harlem, NY and won first prize for her poem, "Bits and Pieces", from Gnat Feathers and Butterfly Wings in 2016, second prize for several poems from Honeysuckle Me in 2017, and third prize in 2018.

Committed to social change, she is a vegan and donates to worthy causes. In her spare time, she studies Chicago-style stepping and dances at every set she can make!

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