Carla Rachel Sameth

About Carla Rachel Sameth

Carla Rachel Sameth

Carla Sameths memoir, One Day on the Gold Line, was published July 2019. Her work on blended/unblended, queer, biracial and single parenting appears in a variety of literary journals and anthologies including The Rumpus, MUTHA Magazine, Brain,Child, Narratively, Longreads, Brevity Blog, Entropy, Full Grown People, Angels Flight Literary Wes, Anti-Heroin Chic, Collateral Journal, Pasadena Weekly, Tikkun, and The Nervous Breakdown. Carla’s essay “Mother’s Day Triptych”, originally published in MUTHA Magazine, was a notable selection for the 2020 Best American Essays.

A Pasadena Rose Poet, a Pride Poet with West Hollywood, and a former PEN in The Community Teaching Artist, Carla teaches creative writing to high school and university students, and to incarcerated youth. She has an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte (Latin America). She lives in Pasadena with her wife.

Author Archives: Carla Rachel Sameth

Social Distance

November 19th, 2020 | by Carla Rachel Sameth

Consistency was never my forte. My son, Raphael, comes to visit one morning and after eating, our masks are still removed, still

Mother’s Day Triptych

May 24th, 2019 | by Carla Rachel Sameth

I long for something that will somehow bind the three of us together, me, my wife, and my son. They seem to be less attached to the idea


March 28th, 2019 | by Carla Rachel Sameth

She has begun to spin. Thirty minutes on the bike, thirty minutes on the weight circuit, trying to follow along.


March 20th, 2017 | by Carla Rachel Sameth

After almost four years of trying to become a mother and three miscarriages, I was pregnant again. I had reached

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