C.C. Carter

C.C. Carter

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What happens when spoken word, meets a little bit of Monique's Fabulous And Thick performing to mix master beats of Beyonce and Janet Jackson?... The phenomenal multicultural full-figured diva poet...C.C. Carter

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Blacklines Magazine – Windy City Times


“C.C. Carter had them cheering for more during her recent standing (ovation) room only performance
…once again wowing the crowd.”
Cover Story
Blacklines Magazine

Windy City Times – Tracy Baim


"C. C. Carter started about women and their
body sizes.
she shattered stereotypes
and we witness

her self-esteem grow and her character come to terms with her new body image and what it means to be a woman. She was funny, perfectly timed, and as always, a treat to watch."

Book Review – Cheryl Clarke

Carter's poetry comes to us in the midst of chaos to give us self-styled home truths and juicy secrets .

Cheryl Clarke, Director of Diverse Community Affairs and Lesbian-Gay Concerns, Rutgers-New Brunswick

Performance Review – sharon bridgforth

umph/Ms.Carter is serving poetry that you can taste!
and have you ever seen her perform "Hips" ("Herstory of My Hips")?
It's a Legendary experience.....

Sharon Bridgforth
Lambda Award winning author of
“the bull -jean stories

Book Review – RedBone Press

" In Body Language, C. C . Carter gives voice to her layered truths of being femme, lesbian, black and Latin in a society that sees her and thinks straight and African American. From her Dominican roots ( and all the complex history that goes with it), C.C. unfold her girlhood attempts at assimilation and her adult acceptance of the power of her sexuality and her body's gifts. Body Language portrays C.C.'s voyage to womanhood, and she proves to be the best translator for the trip. .

Lisa C. Moore, editor of Does Your Mama Know",
An Anthology of Black Lesbian Coming Out Stories

Performance Review – Cin Salach

" A celebration of the physical nature of language. The poems in Body Language bend to the heat of C. C.'s voice, Wrapping themselves into songs of desire and self l love that make you want to shout "yes yes yes yes yes!" with each reading. Emotional, erotic and ecstatic, her words inspire us to say true to our sexiest selves, and to share our joy with the woman we grow with, cry with and love with, again and again and again .

Cin Salach,
award winning playwright of "Undone"

Press Review – Washington Blade

C.C. Carter, a seasoned Chicago slammer, brought the house down with, “The Herstory of My Hips”, a diva inspired ode to big-bottomed girls everywhere.

Wendy Johnson
The Washington Blade