Welcome! I write and teach at Western Carolina University, in the southern Appalachian mountains, and this is my poetry page. It’s still in the construction stages as of January 2018, but I hope to have it looking better soon.
Short version: I teach poetry, English Education, and grammar, and as you might imagine, these all connect. If you’re a 9-12 English teacher in or near my region or service area, I’d be glad to correspond with you to exchange strategies for making poetry less frightening and painful to students and to brainstorm more ways to use poetry to address the CCSS or NCSCoS. If we can work out the scheduling, I’m also happy to visit classrooms (on a volunteer basis) to work with some of these options in a live setting.
I also have a new book coming out in 2019 (Larvae of the Nearest Stars, LSU Press), and I’m beginning to schedule readings from it and to do more workshop teaching beginning this year. Please contact me if you need an accessible, teacher-trained poet for your literary festival, Visiting Writers series, or class visits.
Here are a brief biography and a few publication credits.
Here’s a short-version C.V.: Carter_Creative_CV
Really feeling the love? You can follow me on Facebook (after a friend request) or Twitter.
Here are (or will be) some links–to poetry resources, blogs, other sites.
Here’s my poetry blog. Honestly, I’m not sure how much I’ll be doing with that yet, but we’ll see.
And here are some frequently asked questions.