M. Carmen Lane

Cleveland, OH


(b. 1975) is a two:spirit African-American and Haudenosaunee (Mohawk/Tuscarora) artist, cultural worker, poet, popular educator and consultant living in Kahyonhá:ke (Cleveland, Ohio). Lane received their BA in Women’s Studies with a focus in feminist art history, theory & criticism from Earlham College 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
. Lane’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. Lane is a member of NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science and Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers.

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