Derby Carlson

Waco High School sophomore Derby Carlson’s poem, “The Innocent Howler,” was selected for inclusion in the 2017 WordFest Anthology. She was one of 68 writers selected for the collection, which features poems from poets across the United States, Australia and Ireland. As one of the anthology’s contributors, Derby participated in a reading during the Waco Cultural Arts Fest hosted by 2010 Texas Poet Laureate Karla Morton. Derby is the daughter of Julie and Alan Carlson.

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Waco High School junior Derby Carlson’s poem, “The Innocent Howler,” was selected for inclusion in the 2017 WordFest Anthology. She was one of 68 writers selected for the collection, which features poems from poets across the United States, Australia and Ireland. As one of the anthology’s contributors, Derby participated in a reading during the Waco Cultural Arts Fest hosted by 2010 Texas Poet Laureate Karla Morton. Derby is the daughter of Julie and Alan Carlson.

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