Carla Harryman is the author of 11 books of poetry, prose plays and essays. Her two experimental vels, Gardener of Stars (2001) and The Words: after Carl Sandburg's Rootabaga Stories and Jean-Paul Sartre (1999) are -explorations of the paradise and wastelands of utopian desire.- Baby continues this exploration through the convolutions of Baby, who enters the book as -fire in the womb with a skirt.- Harryman, a native Californian, w lives in Detroit where she teaches women's studies, creative writing and literature at Wayne State University. She has also written a number of essays on invative writing by women. Her most recent essay, -Residues or Revolutions of the Language of Acker and Artaud, - is forthcoming Devouring Institutions (SDSU Press).
Harryman is the author of eleven books of poetry, prose plays, and essays. She has worked in performance and experimental theater and has collaborated with a number of visual artists and composers. A native Californian, she now teaches Women's Studies, Creative Writing, and Literature at Wayne State University.