Carolyn Overton Norman Slaughter

b. 1938, Fulton, Mississippi

Daughter of A. M. and Edna Earle Overton

B.A., English, Mississippi College, Clinton, MS, 1959

M.A., English, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1973

Ph.D., English (Critical Theory, Modernist American Literature; major figures: William Blake, William Butler Yeats, Martin Heidegger), University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1988

My father was a great man—
    a saint, a preacher, a man of compassion and a man of action.
I worshipped him. He gave me the World I live in.

That was my beginning.

My mother was the rest: the light, the fire, laughter, the uncollected wind.

This website is a space in which I’m storing some things I’ve done:
     some hymns, some jazz, some razzmatazz—–
          my richest lode.