M. CARMEN LANE

M. Carmen Lane (b. August 21, 1975, Glenville) is a two:spirit African-American and Haudenosaunee (Mohawk/Tuscarora) artist, cultural worker, poet, popular educator and consultant living in Kahyonhá:ke (Cleveland, Ohio).  Carmen attended Earlham College receiving their BA in Women’s Studies with a focus in feminist art history, theory & criticism and later earned their MS in Organization Development & Change from American University. Their work has been published in numerous journals and anthologies including the Lambda Literary Award nominated Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two Spirit Literatures. Carmen’s first collection of poetry is Calling Out After Slaughter (GTK Press, 2015).  They are the founder and director of ATNSC: Center for Healing & Creative Leadership, an urban retreat center and experiment in holistic health, leadership development and Indigenous arts & culture located in the historic Buckeye neighborhood. Carmen is a member of NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science and Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers. Currently, Carmen is an artist-in-residence with the Creative Fusion 2018 Cohort Data Arts Edition.