Tina Carlson is a Santa Fe poet. Her most recent book, We Are Meant to Carry Water (3: A Taos Press) is a book of poetic epistles written in collaboration with poets Katherine DiBella Seluja and Stella Reed, in response to the 2016 US presidential election. The book won the AZ/NM book award for poetry anthology and the Southwest Book Design and Production 

Award for poetry. Her first poetry book, Ground, Wind, This Body (UNM, 2017) explores the impact of war on a family when the veteran does not receive adequate help for their trauma.