CELTA, International House London (Pass)
Creative Entrepreneurship MA, UEA London (Distinction)
English Literature BA (Hons), University of East Anglia (2:1)
Art Foundation, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
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. Whilst living in Spain, her work was translated into Spanish, and her poem Monkey Bars was published in Muñecas: Antologia Internacional Contra el Abuso Infantil.
Carmina has performed her poetry at events such as Bang Said the Gun, Scratch 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, and read ‘A Knitted Womb’ and took part in a discussion on FGM at The Wellcome Collection.
Performances at various festivals from 2013 onwards include:Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017, BBC Slam at Edinburgh Festival 2015, BoomTown Fair, Larmer Tree Festival, Lovebox, The Fling Festival, Festival of Ideas, Bestival, In The Woods, Camp Bestival, Secret Garden Party, Latitude Festival, and The Last Word Festival. Whilst living in Spain, she featured at international festival, Grito de Mujer, in Córdoba.
Carmina regularly runs She Grrrowls – a monthly feminist arts night in London. 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, and hosted a launch event for Poetry&Paint.
In 2015, Carmina was Highly Commended for an Ideas Tap’s Sky Arts Scholarship, and in 2014 she was long-listed for Young Poet Laureate for London, resulting in inclusion in the Podium Poets anthology (Spread the Word). She has also won various slam competitions and competitions. In 2017 she was longlisted for the inaugural Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships.
Conferences, Interviews and Panels
Carmina has chaired interviews and panels as part of both Pangaea Poetry, and Home Cooking (an Apples and Snakes podcast series), as well as at the launch of Poetry&Paint, where she also curated an exhibition. She have partaken in conferences and discussions such as Open Generation’s Migrants’ Rights event in 2014, The Place for Poetry, Goldsmiths at University of London, and at an event on FGM at The Wellcome Collection, following a commission as part of its Sexology Season. She has also been featured on radio at Reel Rebels Radio and The Roundhouse, and on television at London360.
Copy & Content Writing
Carmina regularly writes website content and blogs for various industries. Experience within the publishing industry includes copywriting content for Penned in the Margins whilst working as an assistant, copy-editing poetry anthologies with First Story between 2015 and 2017, and B2B content for books published by Mud Press.
Carmina has facilitated independent workshops, including Poetry and Activism: What’s the Issue with “Issue Poetry”? at The Albany, as well as those within schools and festivals. 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.
Burn After Reading
Roundhouse Poetry Collective: Kid Glove
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