Nasty Little Intro, Nasty Little Press, July 2014

Carmina has been published widely in various magazines, anthologies and online platforms. Print publications include Popshot, DreamCatcher 28 and Brittle Star, as well as the Newhaven Journeyman, Issue 3: Expressing the Voice and I am No Better in Workshop: UEA Undergraduate Anthology 2011. Digitally, she has featured on websites including Ink, Sweat & Tears, ‘Writing in the Blackout’ (Keats House Poets), and Agenda Broadsheet 21. Recent publications include work in Over Land, Over Sea (Five Leaves Press) and online at Love You Madly and the Morning Star. She has written journalistic pieces for Apples & Snakes, New Stateswoman and is a regular contributor to The Norwich Radical, where she writes about the arts from a Feminist perspective.

Carmina has performed her poetry at events such as Bang Said the GunScratch That Hackney and Finger in the Pie Cabaret. She has performed at Norwich Arts Centre, supporting Francesca Beard, and at The Bicycle Shop as support for Kate Tempest. She has performed at various events at The Roundhouse, where she is a resident artist as part of Kid Glove. She represented Kid Glove and She Grrrowls at The Place for Poetry, Goldsmiths at University of London. She also contributes to charity events, fundraisers and for other causes, such as at the Feminism in London conference at The Institute of Education. Most recently, she read ‘A Knitted Womb’ and took part in a discussion on FGM at The Wellcome Collection.

Carmina has been involved with First Story at her place of work, and additionally copyedited a First Story Anthology, which was edited by Anthony Anaxagorou in 2015. Previously she had experience copywriting in 2010 with Penned in the Margins.

Performances at various festivals from 2013 onwards include: BBC Slam at Edinburgh Festival, Heat 3, BoomTown Fair, Larmer Tree Festival, Lovebox, The Fling Festival, Festival of Ideas, Bestival, In The Woods, Camp Bestival, Secret Garden Party, Latitude Festival, The Last Word Festival.

Whilst studying English Literature at the University of East Anglia, Carmina co-managed events as part of the Literature Society. She then ran her first solo event in 2012 when studying an MA in Creative Entrepreneurship. Since then she has hosted a launch event for Poetry&Paint, an anthology she edits. She now regularly runs She Grrrowls – a monthly feminist arts night in London.

Most recently:
High Commended for Ideas Tap’s Sky Arts Scholarship, 2015
Open Generation, Spoken Word Competition Winner, 2015
Genesis Slam – joint first place, 2nd October 2014
Bang Said the Gun, 22nd May 2014
Winner of Poetry Rivals 2013 with ‘Paradise’, awarded 2014
Winner of Pangaea Poetry Reporter Brief on Ideas Tap, 2014
Commended for the Poetry Kit competition with ‘Bethnal Green’, 2014
Long-listed for Young Poet Laureate for London – final 20 ‘Podium Poets’, 2013

Home Cooking: Chaired a discussion as part of She Grrrowls, 2014
Round @ Laurie’s on Roundhouse Radio, 23rd March 2014

Feature on Feminism at She Grrrowls events, London360, 2014

Carmina has facilitated independent workshops, including Poetry and Activism: What’s the Issue with “Issue Poetry”? at The Albany. She has also worked alongside Michael Rosen, Niall O’Sullivan (Poetry Potting Shed) and Ross Sutherland (Shake the Dust) with primary and secondary school students. She runs regular clubs at her place of work at a secondary school, in Creative Writing, and Feminism.

Podium Poets, 2014 onwards
Burn After Reading, 2014 onwards
Roundhouse Poetry Collective – Kid Glove, 2013 onwards

You Press: Carmina worked on projects ‘One Story: Our Voice’ and ‘Voices of Redemption’ where we worked with those who are homeless, and ex-offenders, in order to tell their stories through poetry.

Open Generation: Carmina wrote a piece for Migrants’ Rights called ‘Apology for Yarl’s Wood’ about the immigration deportation centre, focusing on one woman’s true story as an apology piece in the face of UK politics in 2014, where in the lead the the general election, the only positive and progressive rhetoric we had came from the Green Party.

Poetry Potting Shed: Carmina worked at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, running workshops with Michael Rosen and Niall O’Sullivan with primary school students over three days.

Shake the Dust: Carmina worked as a Shadow Poet for the East of England with Ross Sutherland, where they worked with Year 9 students to help them create group poetry pieces for a competition with both regional and national finals.

The Writing Room: Carmina took part in a series of workshops with a range incredible writers; it culminated in a showcase at Rich Mix. Various members of The Writing Room, from different years, were fortunate enough to be fully funded to attend an Arvon course, where we worked with Inua Ellams and Warsan Shire for a week.

Word’s a Stage: Carmina worked with Malika Booker to write and perform a commissioned 20-minute poetry piece. This was later published in the Newhaven Journeyman as text.

Devil’s Haircut: Carmina Masoliver’s Nasty Little Intro #8, John Field, 8th April 2015
Carmina Masoliver – In Her Own Words at Listen Softly London
Sabotage Reviews: Nasty Little Intro
Night of Celebration Proves The Media’s Woeful Coverage of the Literary Underground