Lyricist, composer, soprano, and multi-instrumentalist Carolyn Quick (b. 1994) has always had a love for poetry and has been writing for well over a decade. As she began to pursue a career in music, poetry served a vital role in the raw expression of her life experiences, free of stress and constraint.
She has set several of her poems to music in works such as: Pieces, featured in Persisting Sound's inaugural concert in 2019; Not I Alone, premiered during the 2018 Sonic Boom Festival in Vancouver, BC; Stop the Clock, a work commissioned by Fear No Music which blends her words from There is Frost with quotations from the 2018 Kavanaugh Hearings Transcripts; and To Breathe which sets two of her poems (Centering and "Riots") and was recently selected for the Eugene Opera's call for scores: Songs for Quarantine. At Art Song Lab, Carolyn participated in several poetry workshops offered by Trauma Head author Elee Kraljii Gardiner.
She is published in the East County Poetry Group's recent publication East County Poetry: Lent 2019 - Epiphany 2020; and, most recently, Carolyn will have three of her poems featured in Drew Swatosh's zine of solo unaccompanied works, the Dead Fires Anthology: Centering, "Riots," and There is Frost.